Koreatown Ghost Story (2021)

Konnichiwa! Dia Duit! Howya! Gather round children, it’s time for Straight Outta Kanto to tell you a ghost story… Koreatown Ghost Story to be precise. Written, directed and produced by Minsun Park and Teddy Tenenbaum, while also starring the inimitable Margaret Cho as the striking lead “Mrs. Moon”, the 2021 short film Koreatown Ghost Story […]

Karl Holt Interview Benny Loves You

These are strange times indeed. Upheaval and uncertainty on a such a global scale leave one quaking in the shadow of the Unknown. It’s in instances like these that we tend to crave security. Nostalgia trends are at an all time high as people desperately try to cocoon and burrow themselves in the carefree, comfortable […]

Momo-sculpture-Japanese-horror

Konnichiwa! Dia Duit! Wazzup! Straight Outta Kanto, much like yourself, loves a good scare. However, I like my scares safely in a movie, manga or even a poorly written fan fiction creepypasta. However, sometimes, life can imitate media in ways no one could anticipate. When Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso submitted a sculpture of his interpretation […]

Benny Loves You 2021

Anyone who’s read Straight Outta Kanto’s previous reviews will know that I like my budgets low and my horror, comedy. That being said, when going in to what one knows in advance is a low budget horror comedy, it’s always a gamble of “Will I enjoy laughing at this ‘cos it’s so bad?” or “Will […]

The Head Hunter film review

If like me, Straight Outta Kanto, you’re still suffering from Game of Thrones related withdrawal symptoms (and a little Season 8 PTSD) then 2018s “The Head Hunter” will staunch your gaping emotional wounds. (For at least 72 minutes!) Starring a cast of technically three: Cora Kaufman as the deceased daughter, and voice actor Aisha Ricketts […]

Slaxx-movie-review

Straight Outta Kanto here, reviewing for all you dedicated followers of fashion a movie that will knock your socks off! Or should that be… knock your “slacks” off? Slaxx is a brand new female directed Canadian horror comedy coming soon to Shudder. There’s literally no other way to say this but out straight: Slaxx is […]

Pokemon-creepy-pasta

Straight Outta Kanto is aware that you freaks love nothing more than destroying treasured childhood memories. In fact, thanks to the advent of such perverse past times on the internet, new words such as “Nightmare Fuel” and “Creepypasta” have now been added to the urban dictionary. Video games of course are a huge part of […]

Suffering of Ninkoi review

Valentine’s greetings to you from Straight Outta Kanto! What would you do, dear readers, if you found yourself in a situation where hordes of bare-breasted lust filled women chased you through rural Edo period Japan in the hopes of making sweet, sweet love with you? No! No need to tell me. I can imagine that […]

Meat Grinder Thai Horror Film

Konnichiwa! Ni Hao! Dia Duit! Straight Outta Kanto here to put you off your dinner with the 2009 stomach churning Thai horror Meat Grinder. On the surface Tiwa Moeithaisong‘s splatter fest may appear to be nothing more than a gratuitous, exploitative ‘torture porn.’ However, Meat Grinder isn’t so much a roller coaster ride through a […]

Straight Outta Kanto here reeling you in with a Third Window Films movie that I can guarantee you won’t be the one who got away… The dictionary defines Fish Story as an “improbable, boastful tale”. Well, on the surface one may agree that Nakamura Yoshihiro’s movie of the same name (based on Kotaro Isaka‘s novel) […]