Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (Japan, 1968)

Hajime Sato is not ranked among the great Japanese B-movie directors, but during the 1960s he directed a string of diverting pulp favourites, including the gothic horror Ghost of the Hunchback (1965), the ridiculous Terror […]

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Ghost of the Hunchback (Japan, 1965)

Although most of Hajime Sato’s other films are widely available, Ghost of the Hunchback has been little seen, being primarily viewable in a dubbed Italian print. Like Michio Yamamoto’s vampire films of the early 1970s, […]

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on Jun, 10 · in Reviews

Juon: The Beginning of the End (Japan, 2014)

Over the past sixteen years the lucrative Juon franchise has produced eight Japanese movies and three English-language remakes, becoming one of the cornerstones of the Japanese horror industry. Original creator Takashi Shimizu stepped down in […]

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on May, 17 · in Reviews

Fatal Frame (Japan, 2014)

The live-action Japanese adaptation of Fatal Frame has been eagerly awaited by J-Horror fans and followers of this classic survival horror franchise alike. This is not Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil (2002), however. Even in […]

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on Jul, 28 · in Reviews

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