Best Japanese Horror

Japanese horror is no small beast, it had a Golden Era with horror movies at the turn of the 21st century that brought Asian horror to the forefront of the horror field internationally with adaptations to homages: Ringu, Ju-on, Dark Water and more as iconic for the modern time. It established various tropes and displayed

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The Long Walk movie poster showing a young boy running across a dirt road

Combining elements of half a dozen genres, The Long Walk is a surprisingly cohesive supernatural time travel drama from Laos, the most recent Southeast Asian country to break onto the horror scene. Laos’ first and only female film director, and the country’s first horror film director at all, the award-winning Mattie Do’s third film with

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My Dead Lover cover photo

True love is forever… and for some it even transcends death! While that might sound romantic, horror fans know better. For this profoundly disturbing Valentine’s Day read, we have compiled a list of movies featuring love of the “not so living” kind! ***Warning: Many of the films on this list are considered extreme cinema and

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Haruna and Mirai from POV - A Cursed Film

Asian horror is both a treasure trove and a rabbit hole. When you find a gem that’s too good to not be seen, you can’t help but dig deep until you drown in a chock-full watchlist. That is how I felt when I first saw The Butcher (2008), a found-footage pseudo-snuff film from South Korea.

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2LDK 2003 Movie Review

Having a roommate can be hard. Whether it’s disrespect of the kitchen cleaning rules or failing to remember how thin the average bedroom wall is, living with another person is often a frustrating and filthy experience. Yuhiko Tsutsumi’s outrageous black horror comedy 2LDK (2003) follows two aspiring actresses: the demure, virginal Nozomi and party girl

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Pygmalion manga Cover Photo

Pygmalion is a gory horror manga consisting of three volumes released in 2015 and concluding in 2017, written and illustrated by Chihiro Watanabe. Watanabe is known as the creator of the short mangas Akurei Tsukai (2006), Tsumi no Hanataba (2009) and Haburi (2018). “At the National Local Mascot Festival, children all across Japan can meet

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“Capitalism is nothing before the forces of love and passion!” So declares an impossibly pregnant woman’s stalker in The Embodiment, the second story in this intricate puzzle box of a collection from Korean author Bora Chung. Cursed Bunny offers 10 stories of capitalist corruption, misogyny and patriarchy: ghost stories, speculative fiction, and darkly comic fairy

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As streaming services diversify and begin to overtake traditional forms of media, horror has always seemed to be an afterthought when it comes to film acquisition. Often opting for the same few staples of the horror genre as well as poorly made, low-budget titles that rarely seem to hit the mark when it comes to

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Body Horror Anime of the 80s & 90s Cover Photo

When it comes to horror subgenres, body horror is, by far, the most impressive visually – the loss of bodily autonomy in the most horrendous and intimate way. As such, this element is incredibly strenuous to effectively pull off in live-action cinema, usually requiring both a large budget and tremendously skilled special effects teams to

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Schoolgirl Apocalypse 2011 Cover Photo

14Japanese cinema frequently uses Westerners as extras, so much so that is common for people staying in Japan for an extended period to up with an agency and fill background roles. However, a less prevalent trend is a Westerner having more creative control of an Asian movie, a unique example exhibited here in the instance

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