Cyclops 1987

While the 1980s was a fairly lacklustre era for Japanese genre cinema on the major studio front, it was quite an exciting time on the independent scene. A whole new generation of filmmakers — emboldened by available 16mm cameras (the novel home video distribution format) and a robust economy — burst onto the scene, pushing

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The disgust is in the details of Samantha Aldana’s atmospheric feature-length debut. Mouths slurp soda and crunch cookies with overwhelming sensory intensity. An esophagus pulses and contracts between mouthfuls of fast food. Bones jut painfully from thin skin as fingers are picked and nails are bitten. There’s an inescapable hyper-focus on the body; what it

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Rave 2020 aka Svartklubb

Rave (Svartklubb) is a 2020 Swedish body horror film written and directed by Nils Alatalo in his first feature-length debut after graduating from film school. The film stars Isabelle Grill from the hit transcendental folk horror Midsommar (2019) as well as Tuva Jagell from the 2015 drama Girls Lost. The local underground club is shutting

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The Drifting Classroom (aka Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu) is a horror manga series released all the way back in 1972 by Weekly Shonen Sunday. This piece of art is written and illustrated by Kazuo Umezu who is also known for his other works such as Orochi: Blood and Kami no Hidarite, Akuma no Migite aka God’s Left Hand,

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Old (2019)

M. Night Shyamalan’s Latest is Mediocre Old (2021) is an existential story about a beautifully secluded beach surrounded by rocks that will kill you, eventually. M. Night Shyamalan’s newest release features an ensemble cast vacationing at a tropical resort while sorting through personal issues and illnesses. Guy and Prisca Cappa (Gael Garcia Bernal and Vicky

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Looking to make some extra cash, Dom is pressured into smuggling drugs over the border. With his friend and aspiring gay porn star Benjamin along for the journey, the night goes awry from the get-go when they are told (forced by gunpoint) to swallow the contraband. Even worse, the duo soon learns that the injected

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Noboru Yoshimi was a prolific horror manga author who enjoyed great success with over 300 published stories to his name, mainly aimed at a younger audience. There is however one tale of perverted gender-bending horror that risks being relegated into the realms of lost media. To this day the only place to read Indecent Wriggling

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The Terror is a thrilling semi-historical, supernatural horror anthology series in which each season is inspired by a different infamous or mysterious real-life historical tragedy. The newest season of the show titled Infamy, co-created by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) and Alexander Woo (the True Blood series), is set against the backdrop of World War II and

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Viscera Cleanup Detail Cover

Have you at any point while watching a particularly messy death scene in cinema thought to yourself “I’d hate to be the one to clean up that mess”? Or would you be willing to roll up your sleeves and dive in elbow deep through the gooey entrails that may once have a person, scrubbing until

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