Friday, October 30, 2009
The Sisters is a 2004 Thai horror film directed by Tiwa Moeithaisong, and starring Liliana Marie Albert, Kriangsak Klaewkla, Thanadet Meeprasert, Chalad Na Songkhla, and Piyathida Woramusik.
After a performance around Bangkok, a group of rock musicians check in at a local hotel. But soon after they enter the room, they make a disturbing discovery inside it. Visions of a demonic-eyed woman inside an air duct lead the musicians to a Buddhist monk, who shares with them the story of a brutal crime and a deadly curse. Later on, they see themselves haunted by an evil revengeful spirit and they must set out to solve the mystery behind a prostitute's murder and save their own lives.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Into The Mirror is a 2003 South Korean thriller written and directed by Sung-ho Kim, and starring Ji-tae Yu, Myeong-min Kim, Hye-na Kim, and Ju-bong Gi.
Woo Yeong-min, a former police man is forced quit his job after an accident that caused the death of his partner. He then decides to work for his uncle as head security of a huge mall. However, the mall has been closed for some time after a fire that killed some of the employees. Before the reopening, a series of deaths have been happening inside the building what makes Woo Yeong-min investigate. But besides solving the mystery, he also has to face his own fears.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sorum is a 2001 South Korean drama/suspense film directed by Jong-chan Yun, and starring Jin-Young Jang, and Myeong-min Kim.
A taxi driver moves into a creepy old apartment complex that seems just adequate for his simple life. Later on, he discovers that his apartment was previously inhabited by a man who burned to death in his room. However, the fact doesn't seem to bother the young taxi driver. After he meets the woman that lives across the hall from him and who endures daily beatings from her husband, things become less monotonous for him. Both of them know about the brutal murder that occurred about 30 years ago within the walls of this building and mysteriously is touching on all their lives.
EXTE: Hair Extensions is a 2007 Japanese horror film directed by Shion Sono, and starring Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Satô, and Miku Satô.
The body of a young woman is found within a container full of hair. Later on, the police discover that she was brutally murdered; but one of the workers of the morgue who has an insatiable hair fetish steals the corpse. He soon realizes that the dead body of the girl grows hair endlessly, so he decides to fashion hair extensions to sell to salons. However, what he doesn't know is that the extensions, and all the hair that grows from the girl carry her fury and thirst for revenge, and ends up killing anyone who wears them.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Shiver is a 2003 Hong Kong thriller/drama film directed by Siu-hung Chung, and starring Francis Ng, Nick Cheung, and Athena Chu.
After a near death experience, a woman falls into a coma. When she finally recovers, she finds herself being able to see strange figures and is constantly haunted by images of a dead woman she has no memory of knowing. In the meantime, her husband, who is a cop, is taunted by a particularly vicious serial killer.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Scary True Stories: Ten Haunting Tales From The Japanese Underground is a Japanese three-part TV/video series, which was broadcast between 1991 and 1992. Directed by Norio Tsuruta.
1. Scary True Stories (1991)
The Lonely Girl: The ghost of a student is rumored to be haunting around the swimming pool lockers.
Spiritual Flight: After the death of her beloved grandmother a young girl has an out-of-body experience, which takes her on a spiritual flight.
Mystery of the Red Earring: A young girl spots a shiny red earring on the ground and takes it home. The girl decides to talk to a priest that tells her that the earring belonged to a woman who committed suicide.
2. Scary True Stories: Night 2 (1991)
The Summer Gymnasium: A group of friends decide to test each other's courage by sneaking into the school gym that is rumored to be haunted.
House of Restless Spirits: A young family moves into their new house, which they soon realize might be haunted.
The Hospital at Midnight: Two young nurses on their night shift at the hospital, they tell each other about the strange things they've heard about. When they see an elderly man walk past, the nurses realize that he was a patient who passed away the day before. It's not long before they discover more strange going-ons.
3. More Scary True Stories: Realm Of Specters (1992)
Old Hag, Begone!!: A young girl learns the hard way whether an urban legend incantation works or not when needed.
My Friend at the Stairwell: The new girl in school finds out she can see and hear the ghost of a boy in the school's stairwell.
Paralysis: A young female experiences a truly bizarre night after a long phone chat with one of her friends.
The Black Hair at the Abandoned Building: Three young people enter a supposedly haunted building in search of real ghosts and discover that there's definitely something wrong in there.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
303 Fear Faith Revenge is a 1998 Thai drama/horror film directed by Somching Srisupap, and starring Ananda Everingham, Artid Ryu, Prinya Intachai, and Taya Rogers.
The new students at St. George Catholic school discover that there is a mystery surrounding the death of one of the seniors some time ago. As the students decide to investigate the apparent suicide of the young man, they make use of some sort of Thai Ouija board that tells them that the senior student didn't commit suicide but was killed instead. Later on, as the young men continue their research on the case, they begin to die one by one inexplicably.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Eye 10 is a 2005 Hong Kong/Thai horror/comedy film directed by the Pang Brothers (Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang) and starring Isabella Leong, Bo-lin Chen, Ray MacDonald, Kate Yeung, Yu Gu, and Bongkoj Khongmalai. Despite the number 10 in its name, the film is actually the third installment in The Eye movie trilogy. The movie takes place after the events in The Eye and The Eye 2.
The film tells about five teenagers who come across and read a book titled The Ten Encounters, which explains 10 different methods for seeing the dead. Hence, the name of the film. While visiting a friend in Thailand, a group of youngsters from Hong Kong decide to play with Thai's beliefs about seeing the dead. Chongkwai, their Thai friend, shows them a mysterious book he bought that details ten ways to see spirits and all of them decide to follow the procedures. But when one of them vanishes, one of the girls tries to find him, and the rest prefer to run back to Hong Kong to escape a possible curse. But the spirits do not leave them and insist to play with them even back in their homeland. As the girl that stayed at Thailand is reported missing, the two youngsters who went back to Hong Kong decide to return to Thailand to try to stop seeing ghosts and find their missing friends.
Monday, October 19, 2009
The Eye 2 is a 2004 Hong Kong horror film directed by Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun, and starring Qi Shu, Eugenia Yuan, and Jesdaporn Pholdee. The film is the official sequel, although in name only, to the 2002 film The Eye.
During a visit in Thailand, Joey, a Hong Kong woman, decides to OD on pills but ends up going to the hospital and being saved. However, things are not really better for Joey now as according to Thai's beliefs, a person who tries to commit suicide is hunted by the spirits of the dead; and that's precisely what happens to Joey. When back in her native Hong Kong, Joey discovers she is pregnant, but when trying to get in touch with the baby's father, she doesn't get any answer. Besides all of her current problems, she also keeps seeing ghost everywhere, but more recurrently the spirit of a woman. After further investigation, Joey discovers that the spirit is that of her ex-boyfriend's wife and that there is a connection between the woman and her future baby.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Fatality is a 2009 thriller film; it is a Thai/Taiwanese co-production directed by Tiwa Moeithaisong, and starring Kenji Wu, Pitchanart Sakhakorn, Matt Wu, Somlek Sakikul, and Sam Lee.
A mentally unstable 30 year old Taiwanese man decides to kill himself only to wake up out of a coma in a small hospital in Thailand. Upon waking up, the man discovers he is in somebody else's body and a woman bedside him calling him Assanee. But that's not his real name. Soon he realizes he can speak Mandarin and English but doesn't understand a word of Thai. Despite the inconvenient, his new life seems perfect as he now has a stable job, a healthy body and a beautiful wife. But it is not his own life and his own body and it won't take too long until the two souls start to fight for the control of the body. As Sue Yong explores more on Assanee's life, he starts developing some sort of unnatural powers over life and death.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Home Sweet Home is a 2005 Hong Kong thriller directed by Pou-Soi Cheang, and starring Qi Shu, Suet Lam, and Kar Yan Lam.
Immediately after May and her husband Ray buy a new house, they decide to move out. However, since the very first moment they move in to their new apartment, strange things seem to be happening all around them and specially around their young son. But is not until their son gets kidnapped that things become a real chaos for the family and both Ray and May will be on a race to try and get their young son back.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Closet is a 2007 Hong Kong thriller directed by Cho Kin Nam, and starring Francis Ng, Michelle Ye, and Cheung Siu-Fai.
After a failed attempt to break a world record of most time under water, Lo Fei, a famous illusionist and sculptor decides to retire for a while. To be able to rest, he and his girlfriend go to the house of one of his friends outside town. But since the very first moment they arrive in the premises, strange things begin to happen around the couple. Later on, they meet their neighbors, who instead of being a reason to feel safe and accompanied, are rather more problematic and creepier than they appear.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Ju-On: Girl In Black is a 2009 Japanese horror film co-written and directed by Mari Asato, and starring Hana Matsumoto, Ai Kago, Yuno Nakazono, Masanobu Katsumura, Kôji Seto, and Yuri Nakamura. The Film is the seventh installment in the Ju-On series that started in 2000; it was released in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Ju-On series together with the 2009, Ju-On: Old Lady In White.
Once more, strange things begin to happen around a certain Japanese suburb. This time a cyst of some sort is discovered in the body of a girl named Fukie, but later on it turns out that such malformation was caused as a result of an aborted twin. It appears that the unborn spirit's grudge has put on a curse on the family and whomever comes across them.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Ghost Mother is a 2007 Thai horror film directed by Tharathorn Siripanwaraporn, and starring Patcharapa Chaichua, Thana Suttikamon, Focus Jeerakul, and Natnischa Cerdchoobuphakaree.
After their mom left them to go abroad, and their father was killed in a drug-dealing incident, three children are left in the caring hands of their beloved aunt. However, while the police are still trying to find out the motives behind their father's assassination, their aunt is also kidnapped and eventually killed by the same gang. But, it seems that the children won't be alone forever and their aunt's love will stay with them at least until their father's wrongdoers are behind bars.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Red Shoes is a 2005 South Korean horror film written and directed by Yong-gyun Kim, and starring Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, and Yeon-ah Park.
A mysterious pair of pink high heel shoes found on a subway platform appears to bring a curse on whomever owns it. Those who spot them must keep them for good, but a horrible end awaits those who forcibly take them. A woman, who has just left her husband as she found him cheating on her, finds the shoes in the subway. Right after she takes the shoes home, ghostly apparitions and strange occurrences follow her as she tries to make a go of it with her young daughter. As things become even more creepier, she decides to rely on her new decorator to help her solve the mystery and put the ghosts to rest.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tamami: The Baby's Curse is a 2008 Japanese horror film directed by Yûdai Yamaguchi, and starring Nako Mizusawa, Goro Noguchi, Takumi Saito, and Itsuji Itao.
Yoko was raised in an orphanage; but now, fifteen years later, she is found by her father and taken back home. Since the very first moment she feels that there is something around the house that is not quite right. She keeps hearing a baby's voice at night and she is continuously having strange nightmares. After the disappearance of her dad, Yoko decides to investigate what's going on and what she finds is even more creepier than what she thought.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine In Daehakroh is a 2000 South Korean sci-fi/thriller film directed by Gee-woong Nam and starring So-yun Lee, and Dae-tong Kim.
The film tells about a young high school girl who works in the streets at night. She is a hooker and her way to do things is to have her costumers chase her and ultimately have sex with her. One day she is spot by one of her teachers to whom she offers to give him her highest price service in change of his silence. Right after her meeting with the teacher, the girl is kidnapped by three guys in nurse gowns who kill her and mutilate her. But that is not the end, as the girl is finally brought back to life as a bloody cyborg-like assassin.
Friday, October 2, 2009
School Day Of The Dead is a 2000 Japanese suspense/drama film directed by Tetsuo Shinohara, and starring Thane Camus, Kyôko Fukada, and Shuntaro Hani. The film is based on a novel by Jirô Akagawa.
Right after one of their classmates committed suicide, some students decide to put on a play written by the deceased girl. The play is based upon a tragic and mysterious legend about a love affair between two teachers at the school long time ago. But it seems that there is some strange secret about the story; and some girls, who accidentally stumble over some information regarding the legend, start to die mysteriously. It seems that all of the deaths, including the girl that committed suicide, are linked. Among the students in the play is Machiko Yuki, a close friend of all the dead girls who despite her friends dying decides to go ahead with the play and find out the truth behind it.