JIGOKU (1960) Reviews and overview

Jigoku – 地獄, “Hell”, also titled The Sinners of Hell, is a 1960 Japanese horror feature film, directed by Nobuo Nakagawa and starring Utako Mitsuya and Shigeru Amachi. Jigoku was re-made …

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BATMAN FIGHTS DRACULA (1967) Overview

Batman Fights Dracula (Batman contra Drácula) is a 1967 Filipino film directed by Leody M. Diaz and scripted by Bert R. Mendoza. Unfortunately, the film, which was not authorized by DC Comics, is …

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MONKEY (1978-1980) TV series

Saiyūki – original title: 西遊記 – also known by its British title Monkey, is a Japanese television fantasy drama based on the classic 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West by …

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SARS WARS (2004) Thai comedy horror

SARS Wars (Thai: ขุนกระบี่ผีระบาด or Khun krabii hiiroh, also subtitled Bangkok Zombie Crisis) is a 2004 Thai horror-comedy film directed and co-written by Taweewat Wantha (Long Weekend; Massagist). The film stars popular …

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SATAN’S SLAVE (1980) Reviews and overview

Satan’s Slave – original title: Pengabdi Setan (translation: “Devoted to Satan”) – is a 1980 Indonesian horror film directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra (Savage Terror; The Hungry Snake Woman) from a screenplay co-written with Naryono Prayitno and Imam Tantowi for …

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MY EX (2009) Reviews and overview

My Ex – original title: แฟนเก่า or Fan Kao – is a 2009 Thai horror film directed by Piyapan Choopetch. It stars Chakrit Yamnam, Wanida Termthanapron and Nawadee Mokkhawesa. A sequel, My Ex …

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GODZILLA (1978 – 1981) Animated TV series

Godzilla is a 30-minute animated series co-produced between Hanna-Barbera Productions and Toho in 1978 and aired on NBC in the United States and TV Tokyo in Japan. The series is an animated adaptation of the Japanese Godzilla films produced by Toho. It continued to air until 1981. Derided by many aficionados …

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DERANGED (2012) Reviews and overview

Deranged is a 2012 South Korean science-fiction horror film starring Kim Myung-min, Kim Dong-wan of Shinhwa and Lee Ha-nui. It was produced by Lim Ji-young and Oz One Film, directed …

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THE HOST (2006) Reviews and overview

The Host is a 2006 South Korean horror feature film directed by Bong Joon-ho. The movie stars Song Kang-ho, Byeon Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Go Ah-sung. Original title: …

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MEAT GRINDER (2009) Reviews and overview

Meat Grinder is a 2009 Thai horror feature film directed by Tiwa Moeithaisong and starring Mai Charoenpura. The original title is เชือดก่อนชิม pronounced “Cheuat Gon Chim”. Plot: Buss (Mai Charoenpura) …

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PSYCHO SHARK (2009) Reviews and overview

‘Underwater terror!’ Psycho Shark – aka Jaws in Japan – is a 2009 Japanese horror feature film directed by John Hijiri from a screenplay written by written by Yasutoshi Murakawa. The movie stars Nonami …

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MACABRE (2009) Reviews and overview

Macabre – aka Rumah Dara – is a 2009 Indonesian slasher horror feature film directed by Kimo Stamboel (DreadOut) and Timo Tjahjanto (The Mo Brothers) and starring Julie Estelle and Shareefa Daanish. …

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HUMAN LANTERNS (1982) Reviews and overview

Human Lanterns – original title: Ren pi deng long “Human Skin Lanterns” – is a 1982 Hong Kong horror/martial arts feature film produced by Shaw Brothers. It was directed by Chung Sun from a …

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KWAIDAN (1964) Reviews and overview

Kwaidan – 怪談 Kaidan, literally “ghost stories” – is a 1964 Japanese anthology horror feature film produced by Toho and directed by Masaki Kobayashi. It is based on four stories from Lafcadio Hearn’s …

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CHAW (2009) Reviews and overview

Chaw (Hangul: 차우; RR: Chau; MR: Ch‘au) is a 2009 South Korean film about a mutant killer pig wreaking havoc on a small mountain town, and the ragtag team of …

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DARK WATER (2002) Reviews and overview

Dark Water – 仄暗い水の底から – Honogurai Mizu no soko kara – literally “From the bottom of Dark Water” – is a 2002 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata (Ghost Theatre; The Complex; Ring and its sequel) from …

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HELLDRIVER (2010) Reviews and overview

Helldriver is a 2010 Japanese splatter feature film directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl; Tokyo Gore Police; Zombie TV). The movie stars Yumiko Hara and Eihi Shiina, and …

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VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL (2009) Reviews and overview

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (吸血少女対少女フランケン, Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken) is a 2009 Japanese horror feature film. It was directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Helldriver; Tokyo Gore Police; Zombie TV) and Naoyuki Tomomatsu. It is based on a …

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VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE (1958) Reviews and overview

Varan the Unbelievable, released in Japan as Giant Monster Varan (大怪獣バラン Daikaijū Baran), is a 1958 Kaiju film directed by Ishirō Honda and Eiji Tsuburaya (special effects), and their last black-and-white monster film. …

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23:59 (2011) Reviews and overview

‘An army ghost story’ 23:59 is a 2011 Malaysian–Singaporean horror film directed by Gilbert Chan. Plot: 1983: A group of young soldiers are on the last leg of their national service, …

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BANGKOK HAUNTED (2001) Reviews and overview

Bangkok Haunted (Thai: ผีสามบาท) is a 2001 Thai horror film compilation, directed by Oxide Pang and Pisut Praesangeam. At the time of its release in Thailand, Bangkok Haunted was the second-biggest grossing Thai horror film since Nang Nak in 1999. Plot: A trio …

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INTO THE MIRROR (2003) Reviews and overview

Into the Mirror – original title: 거울 속으로 – is a 2003 South Korean horror feature film about a series of grisly deaths in a department store, all involving mirrors, and the troubled detective who investigates …

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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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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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