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Asian Horror Movies

Horror movies from East Asian countries have recently had a massive surge in popularity. Predominantly Hong Kong, J-Horror from Japan and K-Horror from Korea although many quality horror movies are starting to emerge from Thailand, The Phillipines, Singapore and Malaysia.

Asian Horror Movies are heavily influenced by the folk-lore and traditions of the society from which they emerge. J-Horror tends to focus on psychological terror and the supernatural often with some deeper meaning. K-Horror follows the same patterns but tends to be darker and more atmospheric than it's Japanese counterpart.

Of course there are exceptions to the rule, the East has also given us the extreme and bizarre movies of Takashi Mike and Sci-Fi Horror's such as Meatball Machine and Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

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Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu)

Reality is the mystery.
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Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu) - Reality is the mystery.

What's in a story? How close can fiction and non-fiction drift together before transforming into one another, and – most of all – why do we tell stories? These are all questions given the irrepressibly deranged, yet painterly treatment by maestro Sion Sono in Strange Circus, a film which crosses multiple boundaries in its consideration of such weig... Click to read more "Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu)"

Tomie: Unlimited (Tomie: Anrimiteddo)

Exist everywhere, extend everywhere.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Tomie: Unlimited (Tomie: Anrimiteddo) - Exist everywhere, extend everywhere.

Those familiar with the works of Noboru Iguchi (horror films such as The Machine Girl and Mutant Girls Squad rather than his previous enema and scatology works) won’t be in for any surprises with Tomie: Unlimited. An emotionally confusing story touching on a number of sensitive subjects in a non-sensitive manner with a hidden depth poking satirical... Click to read more "Tomie: Unlimited (Tomie: Anrimiteddo)"

Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka)

He is the hunter and the hunted
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Deadly Outlaw: Rekka - He is the hunter and the hunted

It is difficult to say anything about a Takashi Miike film without resorting to comparisons with his more famous and outlandish works such as Ichi the Killer, Gozu and Visitor Q. Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka) seems a quite subdued offering when compared to the lunacy he is more renowned for. Despite this, in comparis... Click to read more "Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka)"

Evil Dead Trap 2: Hideki (Shiryô no wana 2: Hideki)

Beware of the "Box" Cutter
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Evil Dead Trap 2: Hideki - Beware of the "Box" Cutter

Evil Dead Trap 2: Hideki (Shiryô no wana 2: Hideki) has very little to do with it predecessor apart from the occasional appearance of the now older Hideki (the ex-conjoined tormentor revealed in the final section of Evil Dead Trap). Izô Hashimoto (scriptwriter of Akira) takes the writing (along with Chiaki Konaka) and directorial reins and provides... Click to read more "Evil Dead Trap 2: Hideki (Shiryô no wana 2: Hideki)"

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Guinea Pig (Za Ginipiggu)

The Guinea Pig Series - Extreme Japanese Horror
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Pazuzu Iscariot

The Guinea Pig Series

The Guinea Pig movies have created their fair share of controversy for a series of short movies including allegedly inspiring serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki to re-enact a scene, allegedly convincing Charlie Sheen that he was viewing a genuine snuff film and numerous genuine federal investigations against claims of authenticity in the crimes portray... Click to read more "Guinea Pig (Za Ginipiggu)"