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  • Sadako vs. Kayako

    Sadako vs. Kayako

    Sadako vs Kayako isn’t a film that is going to please everyone, but it’s a clear upswing for the two franchises, not to mention a j horror scene that has had a rough decade. Koji Shiraishi doesn’t shoot for the moon with the premise, but absolutely makes sure to deliver a film that is at least entertaining and a real crowd pleaser.

    horrorjapan.com/movies/sadako-vs-kayako-review-2016/

  • Himeanole

    Himeanole

    Whilethere is a stronger story that could have been teased out of its bending of genres, Himeanole is nonetheless one of the best serial killer films Japan has to offer.

    Read the full review at horrorjapan.com/movies/himeanole-review-2016/

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  • The Bird People in China

    The Bird People in China

    ★★★★★

    Can't say that I really knew what to expect when sitting down to watch this movie. I knew that it was supposedly 'completely unlike Miike', but considering that is in itself the mark of Miike's filmography I still didn't have a grasp of what it was going to be.

    The best way that I can think to describe it is by saying that it's as if Werner Herzog made a live adaptation of a Hayao Miyazaki film. The ecological themes…

  • Suicide Club

    Suicide Club

    ★★★★½

    So I slept on this movie for years and upon seeing it I've come to regret that. Modern J-horror is really quite hit and miss for me, and I don't have anything like the affinity for it that I do for the 50s and 60s stuff, but every now and again I see a film that lives up to those.

    I'd seen bits and pieces of Suicide Club over the years as it's a film that is incredibly '.gif' worthy,…