Tokyo Gore Police – Japan, 2008 – overview and reviews

‘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 – Japan, 2018 – reviews

Brutal is a 2018 Japanese horror feature 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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Dead Sushi – Japan, 2012 – reviews

‘Hot wasabi action!’ Dead Sushi is a 2012 Japanese comedy horror feature film directed by Noboru Iguchi (Ghost Squad; Zombie Ass: The Toilet of the Dead; Tomie Unlimited; Mutant Girls …

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Sadako – Japan, 2019 – reviews

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 – Japan, 1998 – reviews

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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Prisoners of the Ghostland – preview

Prisoners of the Ghostland is a 2020 Japanese-American supernatural action horror feature film directed by Sion Sono (Tokyo Vampire Hotel TV series; Exte: Hair Extensions; Strange Circus; Suicide Club) from a …

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Dark Highlands – UK, 2018 – reviews

‘Not everyone in Scotland is friendly’ Dark Highlands is a 2018 Scottish horror feature film written and directed by Mark Stirton. The Hats on Sticks production stars Junichi Kajioka (Spectre), Steve Campbell and …

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Liverleaf – Japan, 2018 – reviews

‘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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House aka Hausu – Japan, 1977 – reviews

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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Before We Vanish – Japan, 2017 – reviews

Before We Vanish – original title: 散歩する侵略者 Sanpo suru shinryakusha – is a 2017 Japanese science fiction thriller film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa from a screenplay co-written with Sachiko Tanaka, based on a play by Tomohiro …

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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters – Japan, 2017 – 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 – Japan, 2017 – reviews

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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Haruo Nakajima – actor

Haruo Nakajima (中島 春雄 Nakajima Haruo) (January 1, 1929 – August 7, 2017) was a Japanese actor, best known for portraying Godzilla in twelve consecutive films, from Godzilla (1954) to Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972). Nakajima was born in Yamagata, Japan. He was …

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