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Film Review: The Haunted School (Hau mo chu) (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The Narranmoda Boarding School is strict for girls and has rigid rules of behavior, but the headmaster accepts four male students to improve the income of the school. However, the boys are segregated from the girls and the inspector Miss Fong keeps them under the surveillance of the dedicated monitor student Ho Yat-Man. The urban legend …

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Film Review: Hex (Xie) (1980)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A woman, who believes she has murdered her abusive husband, then sees him return as a vengeful ghost. REVIEW: If you happen to be fan of martial arts cinema you have most likely heard about the Shaw Brothers. Their production company Shaw Brothers Ltd. is one the most significant film production companies in South China and …

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Film Review: Sukeban Boy (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A raucous teen boy with a feminine face is teased everywhere, so his odd biker father dresses him as a girl and sends him to an all-girl school. The lad introduces himself as Sukeban, and a classmate, Michiko, takes him to after-school activities. Lessons on humility turn violent when a masked hatchet-wielding woman turns up. Jealousy, …

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Film Review: Exit No. 6 (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: This summer, legendary stuntman Van Dine, seeking his way out of life around “Exit No.6”, involves in a series of mysterious missing events with buddies Vance, Fion, Vivian. During Van Dine’s investigation, all evidence leads to a new Blog “Autumn Leaves Club” The terrifying truth that lies beneath will soon be exposed REVIEW: It’s only fair …

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Film Review: The White Haired Witch of the Lunar Kingdom (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha fights the soldiers that oppress people for their own gain. As payback, local government officials …

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Film Review: House in the Alley (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Until they lose their baby to a miscarriage, a young couple were happily settling into their new life in their spacious home. After the tragedy, Thao is inconsolable and won’t let her baby’s body leave the house. Normal life eludes her as terrifying visions undermine her sanity. Her husband, Thanh, experiences strange phenomena around their home …

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Film Review: God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: What’s scary is being a human being, and what’s scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror. REVIEW: God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand is a film adaptation of the comic book artists Kazuo Umezu’s manga by the same name. I personally came across …

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Film Review: Don’t Look Up (Joyu-Rei) – (1996)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A feature film director and his crew begin to question their debut production when the spirit of a murdered actress possesses a celluloid reel. REVIEW: Director: Hideo Nakata Cast: Yûrei Yanagi, Yasuyo Shiroshima, Kei Ishibashi, Ren Osugi, Takanori Kikuchi, Reita Serizawa. The Examination: Kindergarten Ghost Story. Japanese director Hideo Nakata achieved a degree of fame with Ringu, and …

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