a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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…
An Indonesian/Japanese psychological-horror/thriller import, which is dark, fierce, gritty gripping, compelling (at times), violent and immensely inspired by the 'Ultra Violent/Electroconvulsive therapy Finale' genre that the Korean filmmakers not only made popular, but also showed the world that Hollywood had competition. Hollywood has always had competition, just that the non-Hollywood contenders had to struggle to finance their films; forget promoting it in the face of the Hollywood machine.
Fair enough, I say; if you have all the Dead Presidents in the world then go ahead and blow your production value through the roof, and promote the A projects like it's a Presidential Campaign. Having noted that, of late, International Cinema has begun to creep in through Movie Streaming Sites like…
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…
This is just....a beautiful film. A rich businessman and a disgraced reporter share a magnificent bond videotaping flowers. Each man films for a different reason. Different flowers for different reasons. A film for lovers of fine arts cinema.
I was hoping for a I Saw the Devil bloody violent thriller, and I think Killers wanted to be one but didn't really want to go that far, it had some nice shots, but didn't work for me and dragged on a bit, plus the guy that played the pimp was a terrible actor.
Obviously there is a huge category of people for whom this film will just be a total non-starter, but if you're into any of the various extremities of Asian cinema, there's definitely going to be something in this for you. It's pretty far from perfect, but there is a lot of good stuff and I think it's worth a watch.
The violence is pretty nasty, but it's also all beautifully shot. It's kinda overly long, but the idea of these two parallel stories is interesting, even if they don't quite manage to make the most of the premise.
The nightclub scene is a standout for me, even as it extends outside into the street and makes darkly comic use of…
Stylish, witty and brutal.
I cannot believe I used to love this . It's a film that is so hollow , so cheap and so overly confident with its self that I am in complete awe that I once thought this was a genuinely great film. The general plot is reminiscent of something from a student film , so ridiculous and nonsensical with some truly awfully written charactes . The main journalist character's decent into becoming a killer comes out of seemingly nowhere and it just comes off as lazy writing and downright pathetic.
There are a few cool moments and its never exactly boring , but it's a lazy and cheap attempt at something shocking with terrible acting and characters.
7/10 - Mr Pink
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I'll review this later because I just found some leftover Domino's.
This film is fucking great though!
Manages to get you to empathise for characters that have done truly despicable things - no mean feat. There's some really nasty scenes too. Credit to the makeup team.
It's slow but also insane!
Just a list of Asian films I've seen so far. As complete as I can remember them/have them logged on…
For the past year I've had an external hard drive that I've been unable to access, and today - after…