Man-Eater-Review

Always on the prowl for new horror manga to check out, you sometimes have to browse off the beaten path. Randomly looking into titles lead me to Man Eater by Yosuke Takahasi, a mangaka I had never heard of previously. Having had moderate success in the past on going with gut instinct on a title, […]

Homunculus-film-review

Susumu Nokoshi once worked for a top foreign financial company. He is now a 34-year-old homeless man, usually found around a park in Shinjuku. He then meets medical school student Manabu Ito, who is looking for volunteers to undergo a surgical procedure known as trepanation. The surgery involves drilling a hole in the skull. Susumu […]

Day of Destruction Japanese film review

It is safe to say that the global coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed our world and the way we both operate and interact within it. Nowhere has this been more overwhelmingly true than in the film industry. What started with horror fans celebrating their favorite on-brand pandemic themed features has slowly devolved into a mired […]

One of the many perks of Blu-Ray re-releases is the granted ability to revisit a film that you otherwise might not have, or in some cases, the chance to check off a much anticipated first-time-watch from your bucket list. When it comes to Meatball Machine, I fall into the former. In fact, if memory serves […]

Hollywood Edition One Cut of the Dead

In 2017, a little movie from Japan called One Cut of the Dead arrived on scene and took everyone by surprise. Being a micro-budget movie that was only made as a conclusion to an acting workshop, it received a mere week of theatrical run initially, but reviews were rave and positive word-of-mouth spread quickly. It […]

Forbidden Siren (2006)

The Japanese horror game franchise Siren, a.k.a Forbidden Siren, created by Keiichiro Toyama (also creator of the first Silent Hill game and Gravity Rush) was born in 2004 and is made of three games (1 an 2 on PS2, a reboot for PS3), but its success led to side stories and eventually a huge extended […]

Ring Kanzenban 1995

The popularity of Ring increased exponentially in 1998 with the Hideo Nakata movie,but it was not the first movie version of Koji Suzuki’s 1991 novel. That honour belongs to the feature length drama from 1995, widely known as Ring Kanzenban. Ring (‘Accident, or unnatural death? A young girl’s hatred that steals four lives’) premiered on […]

 Hello, everybody, this is Anthony and in this article I will explore the ghostly video game series ZERO, a.k.a Fatal Frame in North America a.k.a Project Zero in Europe and Australia.  A series most true to the roots of J-Horror. I’ll focus mostly on the first PS2 trilogy here, not the Nintendo entries. Prepare your […]

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 […]

Modern day J-horror traces its origins back to Japanese folklore and Kabuki plays, The Ghost of Yotsuya can be seen as an intermediate stage in the development of the field itself. In the movie, our protagonist is a rather short-tempered and gullible young rōnin named Iemon. It is early 19th century Japan and he is […]