Organ – Japan, 1996 – reviews

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 – Japan, 2016 – reviews

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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Gamera – Japan, 2015

Gamera (ガメラ) is a 2015 Japanese kaiju monster film directed by Katsuhito Ishii and produced by Kadokawa Pictures. It will apparently be a reboot to the Gamera series as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary …

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Parasyte: Part 1

  Parasyte: Part 1 – originally: 寄生獣 or Kiseijū – is a 2014 Japanese science fiction action horror film directed by Takashi Yamazaki from s screenplay co-written with Ryota Kosawa. Main cast: Shota Sometani, Sadao …

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Ghost Theatre – Japan, 2015

Ghost Theatre – aka Ghost Theater and original title: Gekijô rei – is a 2015 Japanese supernatural horror film directed by Hideo Nakata (Ring; Ring 2; Dark Water; Kaidan) from a screenplay …

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Attack on Titan – Japan, 2015

Attack on Titan – aka 進撃の巨人 – “Shingeki no kyojin: Attack on Titan” – is a 2015 Japanese action-monster film directed by Shinji Higuchi for Toho Pictures. It based on the manga …

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Pacemaker Pictures Inc. – film distributor

Pacemaker Pictures Inc. was an American distribution company that specialised in releasing imported European horror movies with lurid advertising campaigns, often many years later than their initial production/release. The company …

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Corpse Party – Japan, 2015

Corpse Party is a 2015 Japanese horror feature film directed by Masafumi Yamada (Hitori Kakurenbo Gekijōban, Hontō ni Atta Kowai Hanashi) and starring Rina Ikoma, Ryōsuke Ikeoka and Nozomi Maeda. The film …

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Gozu – Japan, 2003 – overview and reviews

Gozu – 極道恐怖大劇場 牛頭 GOZU Gokudō kyōfu dai-gekijō: Gozu, literally: “Yakuza Horror Theatre: Cow’s Head” – is a Japanese cult film directed by Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer) and written by Sakichi Sato. It stars Hideki …

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Godzilla – Playstation game

Godzilla is a Bandai Namco computer game for PS3 and PS4 that is released on 14th July 2015 in North America and 17th July 2015 in Europe. The game has been animated …

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Blue Demon ver.2.0

Blue Demon ver.2.0 – Ao Oni ver.2.0 or 青鬼 ver.2.0 – is a 2015 Japanese horror film directed by Maegawa Hideaki from a screenplay by Ami Inagawa. It is a cinematic adaptation of a survival horror …

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Balzac – rock band

Balzac (typeset as BALZAC) is a Japanese punk band formed in 1992 in Kyoto. The band was founded by singer and songwriter Hirosuke Nishiyama, who has remained the only constant …

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Parasyte: Part 2 – Japan, 2015

Parasyte: Part 2 – aka Kiseijû: Part 2 and 寄生獣 完結編」特報 – is the second instalment of a two-part live action Japanese Toho adaption of Iwaaki Hitoshi’s sci-fi horror manga directed by Takashi …

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Sweet Home – Japan, 1989 – reviews

 ‘Soul power… soul power… come to me!’ Sweet Home (スウィートホーム Suwīto hōmu) is a 1989 Japanese horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa and produced by Juzo Itami. It stars Nobuko …

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Zombie TV – Japan, 2013 – overview

Zombie TV is a 2013 Japanese action/horror/comedy film co-written and co-directed by Maelie Makuno, Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police; Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl; Helldriver) and Naoya Tashiro (splatter shorts: Hell of the College …

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Kappa – Japanese folklore

Kappa (河童, “river-child”), alternatively called Kawatarō (川太郎, “river-boy”), Komahiki (“horse puller”), or Kawako (川子, “river-child”), are a yōkai (a class of supernatural monster) found in Japanese folklore, and also a cryptid. Their name comes from a mixture of the word “kawa” …

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