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Film Review: Voices (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead. REVIEW: “Voices” arrived on the tail end of the After Dark HorrorFest III. It also is the only Asian horror entry in this series. While “Voices” has a pretty strong story base, it also was not high on …

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Film Review: Cruel Restaurant (Zankoku hanten) (2008) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: There’s something strange going on with the filling in those dumplings the town’s raving about… What the hell are they made of? REVIEW: Director: Koji Kowano Cast: Mihiro Taniguchi, Sakae Yamazaki, Katsuya Naruse, Yusuke Iwata, Miho Funatsu The Examination: You truly won’t believe how the dumplings are prepared in this gonzo sex ‘n splat circus. One thing about Asia’s Cat …

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Film Review: Mail (2004)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A detective and his assistant help send restless spirits into the spiritual world. REVIEW: Based on the three volume manga series by Housui Yamazaki, Mail is a supernatural action drama by the director Iwao Takahashi. It follows detective Akiba (Takamasa Suga) who together with his Assistant Mikoto (Chiaki Kuriyama) goes around helping people who find themselves …

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Film Review: The Last Coffin (Saigo no Hitsugi) (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In the movie, a strange crossword puzzle starts circulating amongst Chiri’s (Rena Komine) friends, and they soon begin getting murdered one by one in horrifying ways. At night, Chiri can seemingly view their deaths in her dreams, causing her to lose sleep. Depressed and confused, she wanders into an old orphanage where she spent her childhood …

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Film Review: Dr. Lamb (1992)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A taxi driver with abnormal urges and violent tendencies begins to slaughter women taking his cab late at night, sparking an intense police investigation. REVIEW:  A Category III psychological crime horror film from Hong Kong, 1992’s Dr. Lamb (AKA Gou yeung yi sang) was directed by Danny Lee and Billy Tang and written by Law Kam-fai. …

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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: Tomie: Forbidden Fruit (Tomie: Saishuu-sho – Kindan no kajitsu) (2002)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Tomie terrorizes an artistically inclined young girl and her widowed father, slowly integrating herself into the family. REVIEW: Tomie: Forbidden Fruit is the fifth installment of the nine-part Tomie series. It’s directed by Shun Nakahara and stars Nozomi Ando as the infamous she devil, both of which do an adequate job in bringing yet another Tomie …

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