Monday, December 28, 2009
All Night Long R (a.k.a. All Night Long 4) is a 2002 Japanese horror film co-written and directed by Katsuya Matsumura, and starring Yuuki Fukuzono, Kazumi Hiraishi, and Kiyori Miyamae. The film is the fourth installment in the All Night Long movie series released six years after the original trilogy had been finished.
As with the previous films in the series, All Night Long R tells about a very lonely and emotionally unstable young man with too much free time and lots of crazy ideas. The man, obsessed with a girl named Reika, decides to kidnap her and perform some weird experiments on her that include implanting a third breast and a set of lateral ears.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Jangan Pandang Belakang Congkak is a 2009 Malaysian comedy/horror film directed by Ahmad Idham, and starring Belalang, Dina, Cat Farish, Shafiee Jaafar, Shaheizy Sam, and Lisa Surihani.
Three men receive a telegram telling them that their grandfather has died. The three of them decided to go immediately and see what happen. Soon after they arrive, they are told that they will inherit everything their grandpa left, but the only clause in the will is that they stay in the old-man's house for three consecutive nights, without touching anything, especially the old Congkak. But while checking around the house, the three men tip the Congkak over, and soon that night weird things begin to happen.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Cruel Restaurant is a 2008 Japanese horror comedy film co-written and directed by Kôji Kawano, and starring Mihiro, Katsuya Naruse, Sakae Yamazaki, and Yûsuke Iwata.
The Tougen Dumplings are increasingly becoming more and more popular. Along with their popularity, the dumplings have attracted a lot of people trying to uncover the truth behind the secret ingredient. However, it seems that everybody who gets closer to revealing the truth ends up dead or disappears without a trace. Meanwhile, the police, a reporter and a food critic try by all means to prove that the chef is using human meat as stuffing.
Lantai 13 (a.k.a. 13th Floor) is a 2007 Indonesian horror film written and directed by Helfi C.H. Kardit, and starring Widi Mulia, Ariyo Wahab, and Virnie Ismail.
Luna has always dreamed of working for the Imperindo Visipratama company. After she receives a letter from the company, it seems that her dream will come true. Upon arrival in the building, Luna is asked by one of the employees to follow her to the office, which is supposedly located in the thirteenth floor. However, when Luna gets there it seems that the place is empty and she ends up having a really creepy experience there. Later on, when she manages to get out of there, she asks the receptionists about events, but she says there's no such thirteenth floor. But since Luna is still going to work for the company, her nightmare is just about to start.
Niku Daruma (a.k.a. Tumbling Doll of Flesh) is a 1998 Japanese adult/horror film written and directed by Tamakichi Anaru, and starring Kanako Ooba, Kikurin, and Yuuji Kitano.
Kana is hired as the new star for an adult film. At the beginning everything seems to be an average adult film, but as things become more awkward, Kana decides to quit. However, the crew has an alternate ending for the film beyond imagination.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Lost Paradise is a 1990 Japanese gore horror short film directed by Masami Akita and starring Asako Mochiduki. The movie is a mock snuff film emphasizing on the practice of Harakiri or Seppuku.
The movie is a very straightforward harakiri film with no plot whatsoever. It starts with a young girl in a military attire who after entering a house, proceeds to uncover her belly and perform the seppuku ritual of disembowelment.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Rasukan Ablasa is a 2009 Malaysian horror film co-written and directed by A. Razak Mohaideen, and starring Gambit Saifullah, Fouziah Ghous, Almy Nadia, and Jalaluddin Hassan.
A group of friends decide to enter a contest about the sounds of nature. They choose to go on a field trip to the country side and record some sounds to participate in the contest. However, while in the forest, they find a chest containing some weird bones. Soon after they come back to the city, they start hearing weird sounds and experiencing strange visions. After most of his friends have fallen under some sort of possession, Ashraf decides to investigate and finds out that everything seems to be connected to an incident that occurred fifty years ago. It will be up to Ashraf to try to solve the mystery and save his friends.
The Butcher is a 2007 South Korean gore/horror film directed by Kim Jin-Won, and starring Kim Sung-Il, and You Dong-Hun.
The film tells about a group of bloody perverts who after kidnapping six people, proceed to rape-murder them all. The trio of "butchers" set cameras in the top of their victims heads to have different angles of their actions. They pretend to put all the filmed parts together and sell their snuff movie in the American market. The film then is shot entirely from the point of view of handy-cams, some set on the helpless victims and one more for the perpetrators.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Fear Factors is a 2007 Hong Kong thriller film directed by Mak Kai Gwon, Ally Wong, and Wang Tao-Nan; and starring Candy Lo, Shiu Hung Hui, Ken Chang, Tiffany Lee, and Terence yin. The film is divided in two totally different and unconnected short stories.
A man is kidnapped by a couple of siblings who left him in an empty building. When the man wakes up he realizes he is tied up and blindfolded, but doesn't remember anything about how he got there. He takes off the blindfold and notices a woman in the same room who is trying to reach a key that's outside the door. Both of them will try to escape out of there alive.
Tin King has inherited a building from his recently deceased uncle. The only problem is that he has to spend the night at the place and it seems that there are a lot of crazy things going on in there.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Kokkuri-san is a 2005 Japanese drama/horror film directed by Kazuyuki Sakamoto, and starring Nao Nagasawa, Aiko Ito, and Hitomi Kurihara.
Thirteen years ago, Cammy and three of her friends decided to play a Ouija board-like game named Kokkuri-san. All of a sudden, one of the kids seems to be possessed by a strange force and disappears without a trace. Now it seems that everything is in the past, and Cammy is living a normal life. However, one day, she has to investigate some strange events in a house; but, it seems that the big house was the home of her old friend who vanished in the past. Later on, it appears that it is not coincidence and that everything is connected to a new tendency in the Kokkuri-san game named Angel-sama. To try and solve the mystery, Cammy and a psychologist named Yuki decide to go back to the house and play Kokkuri-san one last time.
Notice: not to be confused with the 1997 film, Kokkuri-san.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Masters Of Horror: Imprint is a 2006 Japanese/American co-production directed by Takashi Miike and starring Billy Drago, Youki Kudoh, Michié, and Toshie Negishi. The film is the thirteenth episode of the first season of the popular American television series, Masters Of Horror. However, due to its graphic and violent content, the episode was banned from cable broadcast.
An American journalist named Christopher is in Japan looking for a young prostitute to whom he promised he would come back to take her with him to the US. However, when he arrives, it seems that Komomo has disappeared and nobody seems to know about her. To avoid spending the night by himself, Christopher accepts the company of one of the prostitutes in the island he's visiting. But the girl, who is extremely disfigured, has some quite scary stories to tell Christopher; not only about herself, but also about his beloved Komomo.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sumpah Pocong Di Sekolah is a 2008 Indonesian horror film directed by Awi Suryadi, and starring Marcell Darwin, Fandy Christian, Hardi Fadhillah, and Henidar Amroe.
After three teenagers at an all-boys school hire and film a stripper they get into a big trouble. To avoid being spelled out of school, they end up lying about what they did and eventually allowing the school to put them under Pocong swearing. The boys perform the ritual unknowing the terror that they were about to bring upon themselves and those around them. By lying while Pocong swearing, they unleash an vengeful evil spirit that wants to see everybody dead.
Rumah Pondok Indah is a 2006 Indonesian horror film directed by Irwan Siregar, and starring Asha Shara, Ricky Harun, Chintami Atmanagara, and Amelia.
A very famous sculptor is trying to sell one of his houses. However, it seems that there is a terrible curse going on in there. The first family who tried to live in the house ended up dying in a terrible accident. The next family, after knowing about the bargain, decide to move to the house and pay no attention to the rumors. But after Elsi becomes possessed by a vengeful spirit, everything in the house becomes a terrible nightmare, and it seems that everyone is at risk of being killed.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Guinea Pig VI: Devil Woman Doctor is a 1990 Japanese bizarre gore film directed by Hajime Tabe, and starring Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Kobuhei Hayashiya, and Masami Hisamoto. The film is the sixth and last installment in the original Guinea Pig series.
The film is about a crazy she-male doctor who tells the audience about his unorthodox procedures to cure strange diseases. The movie is on a sketch program style, in which the doctor treats her patients often mutilating them or killing them in the process.
Guinea Pig V: Android Of Notre Dame is a 1988 Japanese gore horror film directed by Kazuhito Kuramoto, and starring Toshihiko Hino, Mio Takaki, and Tomorowo Taguchi. The film is the fifth installment in the Guinea Pig series.
The film tells about a mad scientist who tries to find a cure for his sister's terminal disease. As he starts developing a cure, he realizes he needs a guinea pig to perform experiments in. Then, he decides to contact a body seller who can supply him with corpses for his gruesome experiments.
Guinea Pig IV: Mermaid In A Manhole is a 1988 Japanese gore horror film directed by Hideshi Hino, and starring Shigeru Saiki, and Mari Somei. The film is the fourth installment in the Guinea Pig series.
After the death of his wife, an artist decides to live in solitude and dedicate his time to painting. One day, he decides to go down into the sewers where he finds a young beautiful mermaid. It seems that after the drying of a river she ended up stranded there. It looks like during her staying in the sewers, the mermaid developed some king of infection and her body is getting full of some sort of boils, and she won't stop bleeding.
Kazuo Umezz's Horror Theater: Volume 3 is a 2005 Japanese drama/horror anthology. The complete collection comprises three volumes each of them with two unrelated short stories. All of the tales written by popular manga author Kazuo Umezu.
The Present: directed by Yûdai Yamaguchi, and starring Mai Takahashi, Kiyo Ôshiro, Takamasa Suga, and Yoko Mitsuya.
Yuko has a recurrent nightmare during Christmas and has developed a certain kind of phobia. One year on a Christmas eve, she decides to spend the night having fun with her friends at a hotel. But soon, their fun turns into fear as they run away from a revenge-seeking bloody Santa.
Death Make: directed by Taichi Itô, and starring Alice, Koichiro Hama, Hitomi Miwa, and Anna Nakagawa.
Searching for new audience for his TV show, a producer decides to gather a group of amateur clairvoyants and self-proclaimed psychics. They choose to shoot the special at a supposedly haunted building where five young girls where reported missing. However, what they discover is much creepier and out of this world.