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) […]

Konnichiwa! Ni Hao! Hola! Straight Outta Kanto here with a little director spotlight for you this week! Just like you guys I am a die-hard Asian horror fan and have spent the last decade scouring the internet in order to devour as much exotic spookiness as my poor jangling nerves could handle. Over the years […]

Elfen Lied Still

Fancy a retro anime review about a kawaii magical girl with an absence of clothes but an excess of psychic killing powers!? Of course y’do! Can you guess what show I am talking about? Of course y’can! ‘Tis none other than Lynn Okamoto‘s controversial horror Elfen Lied. Originally a long running manga serialized in Shueisha’s […]

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 […]

Gemini-Shinya-Tsukamoto

As someone whose first introduction to the legendary Shinya Tsukamoto was through his off-beat, disturbed acting roles in “J-Horror” cult classics such as Ichi the Killer and Marebito, I was apprehensive as to how he would fare behind the camera, as well as in front. However, having recently seen his iconic oeuvre Tetsuo Iron Man […]

Ju-On-White-Ghost-Black-Ghost

Nollaig Shona Duit! Sheng Dan Kwaile! Happïkurisumasu! Straight Outta Kanto here reminding you that a fright before Christmas is a tradition dating back to the Victorian era. From Charles Dickens, M.R. James, Wilkie Collins and beyond, sleeping with one eye open – and not just because you’re excited about Sandy Claws – is an immortal […]

*Trigger Warning: Suicide. Self Harm. Overgrown Millennial Nerds.* Konnichiwa! Bonjour! Oi! Hey you! Yeah you, Straight Outta Kanto! What d’ya think you’re doing still playing Pokémon!? You’re an adult! Pokémon is a children’s game! But… what if the only safe time to play Pokémon is as an adult? What, you think that’s an excuse to […]

Konnichiwa! Howdy! Dia Duit! If a gruesomely drawn extremity horror with sick fan service based on a Creepypasta style urban legend with a deranged Gothic Lolita as the lead is your cup of tea then… Welcome! Welcome! Sit down, grab a seat and let Straight Outta Kanto pour you a steaming mug of undiluted nightmare […]