Pulgasari North Korean Kaiju

Since the division of Korea into two separate countries in 1948, North Korea have used its cinema to spread propaganda for their “Juche” or self-reliant ideology to the masses in the guise of entertainment, some of which are more controversial than others. Today we are looking at the  lesser-known Kaiju film, Pulgasari, released in North […]

Dark and the wicked feature

Off of the back of our best of 2020 list came a slew of recommendations through both our facebook pages, The Yurei and The Banshee. Out of multiple titles recommended, one stood out to me with some glowing praise for The Dark and the Wicked by Bryan Bertino. Off the kinds words of the community, I […]

Melancholic Review

If ever there was a personification of “It’s not the Destination, it’s the Journey”, it’s Seiji Tanaka’s 2018 Millennial thriller Melancholic. Released recently in dual format by the pioneeringThird Window Films, this is a slow burn that bubbles and boils in tension until melting point. Kazuhiko is a lacklustre and listless young graduate in modern […]

The Deep Nick Cutter Review

To me, there’s nothing scarier than big bodies of water and what lies beneath. Naturally, this gives author Nick Cutter’s book, “The Deep”, an advantage in scaring my pants off. Let’s talk about it. WHAT IS IT? Written by Nick Cutter and first published in 2015, The Deep is a horror novel about Luke, a veterinarian, […]

Junji-Ito-Horror-Project

Hello Spookies! Class is in session! I’m here to let you know about a little J-Horror project brought to you by Junji Ito and Junji Inagawa. A lot of you are familiar with Junji Ito, but how many of you know who Junji Inagawa is? Fear not! I am here to help you out. Junji […]

Japanese-Fashion-Gurokawa

Fashion has always constituted the concepts of trends and the hegemony instilled by fashion designers and companies alike. Sometimes, sub-fashion will protrude from the ordinary, producing an alternative style that is directed towards a very specific audience. Usually these styles clash against the norm, contributing its own unique blend of both fabrics and designs, shaping […]

I love slasher films and I love horror books, yet before the recent years, I seem to be hard pressed to find any slasher novels. Imagine my surprise upon discovering Cameron Roubique’s Kill River books! Right now, I’d like to discuss the first book in the series. WHAT IS IT? Written byCameron Roubique and first […]

Hyakki Yagyō, translated to ‘Night Parade of One Hundred Demons’, is a supernatural event in Japanese folklore whereby yōkai of all kinds assemble – sometimes reportedly led by ‘Nurarihyon‘ – and march festively as an orderly procession throughout the night, escalating into chaotic riots on some occasions. Anybody unfortunate to encounter the parade will not […]

Baku (獏 or 貘) are strange supernatural entities, described as a mash up of creatures, and referred to as “The spare pieces of animals, left over after the gods created everything” and as such, are a combination of many parts. In more recent years, they are believed to be a Tapir, and the word Baku […]

It’s no secret that H. P. Lovecraft was a massive influence on the highly successful gothic horror/action RPG Bloodborne, but perhaps not every gamer is familiar with his works. If you loved Bloodborne, here’s my top 5 reading recommendations to get you started on the vast mythos of H. P. Lovecraft. 1. “The Whisperer in […]