HIRUKO THE GOBLIN (1991) Reviews and overview

Hiruko the Goblin aka Yōkai Hantā: Hiruko (妖怪ハンター ヒルコ Ghost Hunter: Hiruko) is a 1991 Japanese horror feature film directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and starring Kenji Sawada. It is based on a manga by Daijiro Morohoshi. Plot: Reijiro Hieda was known as a …

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GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971) Reviews and overview

Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster or Godzilla vs. Hedorah (ゴジラ対ヘドラ Gojira tai Hedora), is a 1971 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Yoshimitsu Banno and featuring special effects by Teruyoshi Nakano, the film starred Akira Yamauchi, Toshie Kimura, …

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HANSEL AND GRETEL (2007) Reviews and overview

Hansel and Gretel (헨젤과 그레텔) is a 2007 South Korean horror feature film. The movie opens with pictures from a storybook of Hansel and Gretel. The scene then switches to Eunsu, a salesman, driving …

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INNER SENSES (2002) Reviews and overview

Inner Senses is a 2002 Hong Kong psychological horror film directed by Law Chi-leung and starring Leslie Cheung and Karena Lam. The film explores themes on hallucination, clinical depression, psychological trauma and suicide. It is also …

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ONIBABA (1964) Reviews and overview

Onibaba – 鬼婆, literally: ‘Demon Hag’ –  is a 1964 Japanese horror film based on a Buddhist parable. Directed by Kaneto Shindo, the film is set in rural Japan in the fourteenth century and features Nobuko …

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A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (2003) Reviews and overview

A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련 Janghwa, Hongryeon literally ‘Rose Flower, Red Lotus’) is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Ji-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled “Janghwa Hongryeon jeon”, which …

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AUDITION (1999) Reviews and overview

Audition is a 1999 Japanese psychological horror feature film directed by Takashi Miike and starring Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina. It is based on a Ryu Murakami novel of the same title. Over the years, the film has developed a cult …

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THIRST (2009) Reviews and overview

Thirst – original title: 박쥐; Bakjwi; “Bat”- is a 2009 South Korean horror feature film, written, produced and directed by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden; Stoker; Oldboy). It is loosely based …

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INVITATION ONLY (2009) Reviews and overview

Invitation Only (絕命派對 or Jue ming pai dui) is a Taiwanese horror film directed by Kevin Ko and released in April 2009. The film was billed as “Taiwan’s First-Ever Slasher Horror”. Plot: Wade Chen, who …

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UZUMAKI aka SPIRAL (2000) Reviews and overview

Uzumaki (うずまき, “Spiral”) is a 2000 Japanese horror feature film directed by Higuchinsky based on Junji Ito’s episodic manga of the same name. The plot concerns a town plagued with malevolent spirals. This abstract concept manifests …

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