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Film Review: Tomie: Another Face (1999)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A three-film anthology focusing on female apparition who appears to different people in different circumstances, but always with horrific results. REVIEW: Directed by Ataru Oikawa, Tomie: Another Face is based on the manga by Junji Ito and features three separate stories with one common thread — the protagonists in all three tales are haunted by Tomie, …

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Film Review: Rusted Body: Guts of a Virgin 3 (Gômon kifujin) (1987) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Oversexed female interrogator with a penchant for sadomasochism and torture plots a scheme with her deviant troupe to extort the considerable fortune of a city embezzler. REVIEW: Director: Kazuo “Gaira” Komizu Cast: Keiko Asano, Saeko Kizuki, Ayu Kiyokawa, Ryota Sakanishi, Hirokazu Yoshihara, Hitomi Kazama The Examination: Sicko exploitation film from 1987 featuring a few disgusting scenes of torture along …

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Film Review: One Missed Call (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. REVIEW: I’m sure I can’t be the only one who, upon seeing the words ‘directed by Takashi Miike’ flashing up on the screen, thinks: ‘Brace yourself. This is going to be pretty …

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Film Review: Crows Zero (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power. REVIEW: Directed by Takashi Miike Starring: Shun Oguri, Takayuki Yamada, Kenichi Endo, Kyosuke Yabe Right up front, I should be honest and say I am not the audience for this movie. …

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Film Review: Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman (2007)

Rate This Movie (aka Kuchisake-onna) SYNOPSIS: Three decades ago, a Japanese suburb was terrorized by the vengeful spirit of a woman in a surgical mask who asked victims, “Am I pretty?” before slaughtering them. Now, children in this community are disappearing again, leaving police and teachers to discover the reason and put an end to the new wave of carnage. …

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame (1989) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: By the time of Android of Notre Dame, the fifth installment in the Guinea Pig Series, any mondo factualization of the fictional has disappeared. Instead, we have a typical cyberpunk narrative as if focalized through the fevered imagination of Manfred Clynes who posited in the 1960s that the body would become redundant at the interface of …

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Film Review: Ghost Train (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: On her way to school, high school girl Nana sees a train accident. Then Nana and her friend Kanae start to come across various bizarre phenomena, including red fingerprints and a female spirit who ‘lives’ on the station platform. One day, Nana’s younger sister is lost, and the only possibility seems to be that she had …

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Film Review: Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: (aka: Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken ) “[Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl] is set in a high school located at the base of Tokyo Tower. But this is not your typical straitlaced Japanese institute of learning: It’s a special school set aside for the underbelly of Japan’s teens, social misfits and all-around freaks. So why is …

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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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