Wrong Turn 2021

Woke Horror is just not sustainable… That’s pretty much the takeaway from the Wrong Turn reboot, a reimagining scripted by Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and the writer of the first film in the franchise, Alan B. McElroy. And it’s been a question facing horror for a few years now. We’ve seen it […]

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 […]

Takashi miike Box

Box can be called confusing, to say the least.  It is a deeply psychological drama with a sheer disturbing quality that could make it easily seen as part of the horror genre. Both the visuals and the narrative are surreal, more of a bizarre dream than a recounting The visuals are very artistic as well, […]

rokuroku film review

There is something incredibly endearing about anthology films, especially those among the horror genre. In fact, I would wager to say that this format of filmmaking works best with horror, seeing as how there are so many different sub genres to include and a diverse audience to satisfy. You can’t please everyone, as the saying […]

Carved Slit Mouthed Woman Review

While this film is initially easy to write off as superficial with cheaper scares, I feel that it deserves much more credit and a deeper dissection. With a severe spoiler warning, let’s take a look at some of the deeper themes that make Carved: The Slit-Mouth Woman stick out as a film worthy of theTartan […]

Sophie reading from the titular book

I adore independent film, escaping the usual clichés that are all too common in Hollywood. Consequently, small, independent companies are a good way to experience a fresh take on film making and storytelling. One such company is Dark Rift Films, founded by Paul Butler and Stewart Sparke in 2015. Starting out with the short films […]

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) […]

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead blew me away with the debut film Resolution, an eerie tale marked by a foreboding sense of doom. Their follow up film, Spring, I will admit being indifferent towards, despite the critical appraise it got. Their next feature, The Endless, I did not get a chance to see (something I will correct […]

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 […]