VIRUS (1980) Reviews and overview

‘Who will inherit the Earth?’ Virus is a 1980 Japanese science-fiction/disaster film directed by Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale; Samurai Reincarnation; Message from Space). It was written by Kinji Fukasaku and Koji …

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TOKYO GORE POLICE (2008) Reviews and overview

‘Tokyo is burning.’ Tokyo Gore Police is a 2008 Japanese-American science fiction splatter feature film co-written, edited, and directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl; Helldriver; Zombie TV). The movie stars Eihi Shiina as Ruka, a …

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BRUTAL (2017) Reviews and overview

Brutal is a 2017 Japanese horror film written and directed by Takashi Hirose (Moratorium; Bandaged). The movie stars Butch, Ayano and Katrina Grey. Plot: Constantly on the hunt and suffering from hallucinations that …

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DEATH KAPPA (2010) Reviews and overview

‘A monster will rise.’ Death Kappa is a 2010 Japanese action-comedy Kaiju feature film about the rise of a gargantuan irradiated water goblin. Directed by Tomo’o Haraguchi (Ultraman Ginga; Werewolf …

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MOTHRA (1961) Reviews and overview

‘Mightiest monster in all creation!’ Mothra – original title: モスラ Mosura – is a 1961 Japanese science fiction kaiju tokusatsu feature film directed by Ishirō Honda (Matango; The Human Vapour; …

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SADAKO (2019) Reviews and overview

Sadako is a 2019 Japanese supernatural horror feature film directed by Hideo Nakata (Ghost Theater; The Ring Two 2005; Dark Water; Ring, 1998) from a screenplay by Noriaki Sugihara, based …

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RING (1998) Reviews and overview

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Arrow Films’ restoration of Hideo Nakata’s Ring (1998) is being released in cinemas across the UK from March 1st. Check here for showings. The film …

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LIVERLEAF (2018) Reviews and overview

‘In a snow-covered village, my family was burnt to death’ Liverleaf – original title: Misumisô – is a 2018 Japanese horror feature film directed by Eisuke Naitô from a screenplay by Miako Tadano, based …

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GHOST MASK: SCAR (2018) Overview

”Can beauty make you happy?’ Ghost Mask: Scar – original title: Gôsuto masuku: kizu is a 2018 Japanese-South Korean mystery horror film photographed, edited and directed by Takeshi Sone (Bloody Wedding; …

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HOUSE aka HAUSU (1977) Reviews and overview

House – original title: ハウス Hausu – is a 1977 Japanese horror film directed and produced by Nobuhiko Obayashi. The movie stars mostly amateur actors with only Kimiko Ikegami and Yōko Minamida having any notable previous acting experience. Plot: A schoolgirl traveling with …

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GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS (2017) Reviews and overview

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters – Godzilla -怪獣惑星– Gojira: Kaijū Wakusei – is a 2017 Japanese CGI anime kaiju film produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures. The film is co-directed by Kōbun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, from a screenplay by Gen …

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VAMPIRE CLAY (2017) Reviews and overview

Vampire Clay – original title: Chi o sû nendo – is a 2017 Japanese horror film written and directed by Sôichi Umezawa. It stars Ena Fujita, Asuka Kurosawa and Yuyu Makihara. A plasticine demon …

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TEMPLE (2017) Reviews and overview

Temple – onscreen title: The Temple – is a 2017 Japanese/American supernatural horror feature film directed by Michael Barrett – making his feature debut – from a screenplay written by Simon …

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TOKYO GHOUL (2017) Reviews and overview

Tokyo Ghoul is a 2017 Japanese supernatural horror film directed by Kentarō Hagiwara, based on the manga series Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida. It stars Masataka Kubota and Fumika Shimizu. In an …

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