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 (2018) Reviews and overview

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 …

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THE CHICKEN PARTY (2018) Overview

The Chicken Party is a 2018 American horror thriller feature film about two Japanese sisters who are invited to a social event that turns into a fight for survival. Written …

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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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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 (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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BEFORE WE VANISH (2017) Reviews and overview

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 (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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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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KURONEKO (1968) Reviews and overview

Kuroneko – 藪の中の黒猫 Yabu no Naka no Kuroneko – is a 1968 Japanese horror film directed by Kaneto Shindo. The English title translates as “Black Cat”. (The Japanese title translates as “Black cat in a …

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ORGAN (1996) Reviews and overview

Organ (オルガン) is a 1996 Japanese horror feature film written, directed and produced by Kei Fujiwara (Id). She also stars in it as one of two organ thieves who remove …

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CREEPY (2016) Reviews and overview

Creepy – original title: クリーピー “Creepy: Fake Neighbour” – is a 2016 Japanese psychological thriller directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi (Sweet Home; Pulse; Cure) from a screenplay co-written with Chihiro Ikeda, based on the 2012 novel of …

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YAKUZA APOCALYPSE (2015) Reviews and overview

Yakuza Apocalypse – 極道大戦争 (Gokudō Daisensō) – is a 2015 Japanese action yakuza vampire film directed by Takashi Miike (Gozu; Audition; Ichi the Killer) from a screenplay by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi (Arcana; Samurai Cat). The …

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