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Film Review: Don’t Click (Mi-hwak-in-dong-yeong-sang) (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: You better not click if you want to survive. REVIEW:           From the director Tae-kyeong Kim (Dead Friend, Muoi: Legend of the Portrait) comes an unbalanced and unimaginative techno horror. It tried to cash in on the Ringu inspired viral curse trend but fails to deliver on the scare and the story department. At the centre of …

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Film Review: The Black House (Kuroi ie) (1999)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A timid insurance agent investigates a possible insurance fraud case that involves a death. As the facts are slowly revealed, he becomes progressively more frightened. REVIEW: Yoshimitsu Morita’s The Black House offers a slow burning, darkly comic tale of suspicion, deceit and murder. It will not be everyone’s cup of tea, but those who stick with …

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Film Review: Wolf Guy (Urufu gai: Moero ôkami-otoko) (1975)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba is WOLFGUY, the only survivor of a clan of werewolves who relies on his feral, full-moon-activated superpowers to solve mysterious crimes. One night, a bizarre and bloody death in the Tokyo streets plunges him into a far-reaching conspiracy populated by crooked politicians, naked white women, bit-players like Hideo Murota, a phantom tiger, and …

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Film Review: Creepy (Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred six years earlier. Takakura follows Saki’s memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick …

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Film Review: Satan’s Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children. REVIEW: In 1980 Sisworo Gautama Putra made an ever-lasting impact on Indonesian horror cinema with his landmark piece, Satan’s Slave (Pengabdi Setan). The tale of a grief-stricken family getting haunted by evil supernatural forces struck …

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Film Review: May the Devil Take You Too (Sebelum Iblis Menjemput: Ayat Dua) (2020)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two years after escaping from demonic terror, the young woman is still haunted by unnatural vision. The dangers that await her and her friends are increasingly threatening: the figure of darkness rises to take their lives. REVIEW: Timo Tjahjanto is back with another offering of gore filled fun with a highly anticipated sequel to his 2018 …

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Film Review: Vital (2004)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a book about dissection, he decides to join the medical school with the support of his parents. In the dissection class, his group participates of the autopsy of a …

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Film Review: The Untold Story (Human Meat Roast Pork Buns) (1993) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later, on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate, and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of Eight Immortals Restaurant, which serves delicious pork bao. The hands belong to …

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Film Review: All Night Long 3: The Final Chapter (1996)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Kikuo, a socially inept teenager, has a fascination for carnivorous plants and the minutiae of human waste. He works in a love hotel, cleaning up the filth left behind after every quickie. His isolation is reinforced by the perverse behavior of his workmates, and he soon begins to fixate on an attractive stranger. As he habitually …

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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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