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Asian Horror is Supreme

I am a huge fan of Asian horror. This blog is something I intend to fill up as I venture on to undergraduate college for the next few years.
This blog is focused more of as an introduction to films rather than a review, but I add in a couple of my personal thoughts just as a bonus. I create all of the gifs shown on this page, though I may occasionally reblog some from other sources.
Feel free to submit any Asian films I should check out!

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Dec 30 '12

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Dec 16 '12

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Box - Takashi Miike

One of the most gorgeous and haunting movies ever made.

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Dec 13 '12
Ringu (1998)

Ringu (1998)

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Dec 9 '12

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Cut, directed by Park Chan-Wook (of Oldboy fame), is a Korean short film about a movie director who gets taken captive inside of what seems to be an exact replica of his own home by a movie extra with a grudge. Using the director’s wife and a random kid as bait, the extra intends to delve deep into the director’s mind to expose his dark side, and, without surprise, he succeeds. Running at 45 minutes, this short story is very experimental and avante garde, making excellent use of breathtaking visuals, dissolution of morality and psychological disorder, to tell this short and simple story. This is one of those “mind-screw films” out there I recommend everyone to check out. Be warned, this is not your typical Asian horror popcorn flick. This is simply art. 

~S.L.

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Dec 3 '12

Cut (2004)

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Nov 30 '12
To Sir, With Love; Bloody Reunion (2006)

To Sir, With Love; Bloody Reunion (2006)

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Nov 30 '12

Goth (2008), a Japanese horror film directed by Gen Takahashi, is based on the novel of the same name, in which two teenagers, a stereotypical creepy goth girl and a popular boy, share the same interest in the morbid. They begin to follow the current case on the serial killings of beautiful young women that are killed, their hands taken as trophies, and their bodies left to be displayed for public viewing. 

The concept of the film is somewhat unique, but it is utterly destroyed by bland, lifeless characters, and an incredibly slow paced plot that would make you impatient and angry. These aspects ruin the plot and the experience of the viewer, and the anticipation starts to fade. It is not exactly scary, but it is somewhat atmospheric, and some aspects of the plot are intriguing, such as the displays of corpses, the strange sociopathic nature of these two teenagers, and the goth girl’s gruesome childhood with her sister. I would generally recommend a horror fan not even bother, unless they have an abnormally high pain tolerance.

~ S. L.

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Nov 30 '12
Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman (2007)

Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman (2007)

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Nov 29 '12

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The Red Shoes is a Korean film directed by Kim Yong-gyun, which is inspired by a fairytale about a vain daughter who could not stop dancing in her enchanted red shoes. Every female grows infatuated with these shoes, but these shoes come with a dark secret and catastrophe transpires to those (women) who wear it. The most obvious answer is DEATH, as this is your average horror flick. This film is poorly paced, and the plot very confusing at times. The revelation of the history of the shoes comes erratically, making the audience confused with how and why the shoes are exactly cursed. However, the cinematography is gorgeous, and if you want to watch the film for the visuals rather than the story itself, then you may enjoy it. Oh, and the shoes aren’t exactly red.

~ S. L.


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Nov 24 '12

Black Rat (2010) is a Japanese film directed by Kenta Fukasatu, concerning a group of stereotypical students (The Nerd, The Bad Boy, The Girlfriend, etc) that have received a text message from a girl who was believed to have committed suicide, to meet her in a classroom. It becomes your run-of-the-mill “These-people-wronged-me-thus-I must-kill them-as-an-act-of-revenge” plotline. However, It is a bit more intriguing than that. Rather than the average angry unstoppable force that preys for its victims, the “spirit” possesses a very bubbly personality and communicates with the victims via notepad. What’s very interesting to see is that the students seemingly possess mad fighting skills, and the filmography is very slightly reminiscent of Battle Royale. (Not surprisingly, Kenta Fukasatu also happens to be the co-director of Battle Royale 2) The seemingly overused plot does take a sharp turn at the end, making this movie bearable.

~S.L.

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Nov 16 '12

Tomie: Unlimited(2011)

Tomie: Unlimited(2011)

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Nov 15 '12

Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman (2007) directed by Koji Shiraishi, is a horror adaptation of a modern Japanese urban legend concerning a Kuchisake-onna, a slit mouthed woman in a surgical mask, known to ask “Am I pretty?” before kidnapping and murdering whoever dares to stand in her way, regardless of their answer. After 30 years of absence, the woman reappears again and children in the community are disappearing. It is up to two teachers to solve the case in what appears to be an Aesop’s fable on child abuse.

The plot of the film is very unclear and full of holes, the cinematography and acting slightly below average, but it does succeed in its purpose: to temporarily alter your sleeping cycle. It can be creepy as hell at the worst possible moments. It certainly doesn’t help by the fact that Kuchisake-onna was an actual urban legend in the 1970s, with an eruption of mass hysteria followed by an increase in police patrol during that time. We are frightened by the possibility of its existence. It is as close as reality can get.

~S.L.

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Nov 6 '12

Ghost Photos: The Cursed Images (2006), directed by Tadashi Shimizu, concerns a family split apart after a separation. The mother and daughter are forced to move out while the husband and son remain in the house. However, the daughter begins to receive various unsettling images containing a ghost hidden in the background from an unknown source. 

This movie is incredibly slow paced, and not much happens. In fact, there is really no plot at all. The ending does not close any plot holes or leave room for interpretation because there is nothing. Because of the heavy use of cliches, this film has numbed your sense of fear. This movie is truly a waste of time, you will get very little out of it, so don’t even bother with it.

~S.L.

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Nov 2 '12

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Nov 1 '12

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