Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Inside Us Lives A Killer
Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic robbers. When each posts videos of their violent sprees online, the pair find one another on the Internet and begin a toxic and competitive duel. While Bayu clings to the hope that he can resume a normal life, Nomura continues to spill blood without remorse. Killing, advises Nomura, is something everyone ought to consider.
Marking the first collaboration between Japanese & Indonesian cinema, featuring many familiar faces from the cast of The Raid & The Raid 2, and giving its targeted fans a heavy dosage of gore & violence, Killers is a blood-soaked tale of murder & obsession that manages to get many things right over the course of its runtime, only to throw it all away in its final moments.
Killers tells the story of two men who live in two different nations but are connected by a single obsession. One segment concerns a serial killer in Tokyo who likes recording his killings & posting it online. Other segment concerns a journalist in Jakarta whose dark side is triggered after he checks out one of the uploaded videos.…
To finish off Glasgow FrightFest '14, we were in the safe capable hands of Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto aka The Mo Brothers. If you've ever seen any of their work, you know to brace yourself slightly beforehand.
KILLERS is the story of two men. One an established and psychotic killer, the other... less so. At 140 minutes we spend a lot of time with these ahem gentlemen. The deranged psycho likes to stalk his prey, court them before he acts on his real desire. The business end he films and posts to a website for like-minded sickos to watch/critique. An intrepid journalist stumbles across this on a moralistic quest and a window to his soul is thrust open. A strange bond is formed...
Expect lush cinematography, extreme violence, troubling issues and almost inappropriate comedy. You might hate yourself for laughing.
The Mo Brothers (who of course, are not really brothers) return with their second film some five years after their debut Macarbe made its mark. In the interim they have continued to raise their profile with contributions to the ABC and VHS horror anthologies. This latest collaboration, due to be their last for some time, is tagged as stepping away from their bloody style into psychological horror, although that is not really the case at all.
There is certainly an attempt made to move into a more cerebral realm despite the opening scene, as it should, laying out the tone for the rest of the film. The blood and violence is never really far away from the screen as we…
Killers is a slickly produced Japanese-Indonesian serial killer thriller directed by the Mo Brothers and produced by Gareth Evans‘ Merantau Films.
Oka Antara (Eka in The Raid 2) plays Bayu, an Indonesian journalist who lives separated from his wife (ex-wife?) and daughter and struggles with his job because he tried to expose some influential people’s crimes (one played by Ray Sahetapy who played the drug lord in the original The Raid) .
Bayu grows fascinated with snuff videos a slick Japanese guy posts online. And Kazuki Kitamura’s Nomura Shuhei (the right hand of the Japanese Mob boss in The Raid 2) is one sick, demented motherfucker.
Nomura contacts Bayu and challenges him to kill his problems instead of getting kicked…
Killers is an Indo-Japanese collaboration directed by “The Mo Brothers” (Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel), whose previous work includes the Indonesian horror film, Macabre, and two shockingly bloody short segments featured in The ABC’s of Death (“L is for Libido”) and V/H/S 2 (“Safe Haven”). Work like theirs may very well only appeal to genre fans, but that’s okay, because as far as this genre goes, the Mo Brothers have yet to disappoint. Killers is their most recent attempt to explore the depth of violent thrillers, giving us two very different character viewpoints who find the potential killers inside themselves and bring them to light.
The story focuses around two main characters. Nomura (Kazuki Kitamura) is a psychopathic killer located…
That poster is a piece of shit, ignore that.
Been excited about this one for a while. The Mo Brothers did Macabre which rules and at least one of them co-directed Safe Haven from VHS2. This is a completely different fucker and is pretty special.
So there's a Japanese serial killer posting his snuff movies online. He's a proper fucking sick fuck. Eka from The Raid 2 is an Indonesian journo who watches these videos. Both men have a weird fascination with death. Eka uploads a video of a murder he sort of accidentally commits and gets the attention of Nomura, the Japanese dude. Dark times are ahead.
Looks great, a real step up from the fuzzy dimness of Macabre.…
Es obvio que a los Mo Brothers les gusta mucho la serie "Hannibal", y me parece perfecto que intenten perpetuar su genoma en la biosfera pop, pero no dan la talla.
Prometedor comienzo, decente desarrollo y tramo final en el que se da rienda suelta al "efecto flipación" provocado a base de golpes de efecto y crueldad extrema porque sí.
Desigual y sin ritmo con destellos de genialidad que no logran hacerla cuajar. Ultimamente no convence.
Me quedo con I Saw the Devil.
the worst kind of violence isn't the gratuitous, but the boring and the tedious. regrettably, KILLERS suffers long stretches that are insufferably dull and predictable. i want my cinematic ultra violence to exude a maniacal glee. but torture porn always seems like such a clinical and joyless production which makes it a painful chore to sit through.
Beim 2. Mal mindestens genauso gut.
A neither-one-thing-nor-the-other type of film. Neither is it an action-packed, blood-soaked, ultra-violent action film like The Raid, nor is it a thought-provoking slant on familiar action themes like The Chaser. The script is original but just not handled all that well.
Wow, what an awesome film. I expected no less from the team that brought us the phenomenal Raid 2 and this delivered in spades. Brutal, dark and addicting, Killers has shades of excellent dramas from the past such as Breaking Bad and will leave its mark on you for a long while after the credits roll. This is a late contender for one of the best films of 2014.
Killers is an unsettlingly violent, disturbingly graphic and yet simultaneously extremely fascinating film. The way it toys with audience expectations is masterful, and the performances it boasts from its two leads are top notch. I spent most of the movie trying to figure out its boundaries, what it was going for and what it was trying to say, and it wasn't until the final act when things clicked for me. This is a film that is so shockingly violent, with lead characters so morally grey and questionable, that it evokes in viewers a genuine discomfort that will undoubtedly stick around after the credits have rolled. I applaud it immensely for challenging its audience in a way that these types of films don't often do.
De los productores de las pelis de Gareth Evans y de ejecución impecable, aunque el guión es flojísimo...
Classical music always improves ultra-violence.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- The Babadook
- Wolf Creek 2
- Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
- The Sacrament
- [REC]⁴ Apocalypse
2014 promisses to be a good year for horror!
Not on letterboxd:
Pernicious (James Cullen Bressack)
Zombie Fight Club
- Ed Gein
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera
- Christina's House
With the announcement of the line-up for the 2013 FrightFest Halloween All-nighter, I thought it was about time there was…