The Machine Girl

The Machine Girl is one of the earlier entries in the New Wave of Low Budget Japanese Splatter flicks that are gaining popularity of late. Along with such films as Tokyo Gore Police, The Nihombie trilogy (Zombie Self-Defense Force, The Girls Rebel Force of Competitive Swimmers and High School Girl Rika: Zombie Hunter), RoboGeisha and […]

13 Game of Death

Thailand has rapidly become an emerging power in world cinema, with a strong line in genre titles like Shutter (2005) or martial arts flicks like Ong Bak (2003). Another indicator of the country’s strength is this superior thriller, a comic book adaptation also known as 13 Beloved. The story sees innocuous and somewhat nerdy salesman Puchit (Krissada Terrence) have a […]

District B13

It’s France 2013 and the gangs rule the ghettos of Paris so the government whacks up some concrete barriers and leave the slums to the drug lords and street gangs. Into that slum drops a nuclear weapon that needs recovering. Sounds kinda familiar don’t it? But this Escape from NY ‘homage’ doesn’t have Snake Pillsen or The […]

Killer Nun

Killer Nun is an Italian Nunsploitation flick starring Anita Ekberg (Fellini’s La Dolce Vita) as sister Gertrude. Sister Gertrude works in a geriatric hospital and is recovering from neurosurgery. She is dependent on morphine to help with headaches which she experiences daily, and man does she has some track marks that can rival that dude in Requiem for a […]

Crows: Episode Zero

Takashi Miike makes a lot of films. A LOT of films. His career has produced everything from childrens’ fairytale movies, to glorified girl-band promotional films to the insane no-holds-barred thrillers for which he is best known. But 2007 saw him score his biggest commercial success to date, outstripping his gun-for-hire work on . The film in […]

The Bothersome Man

Imagine a world where everyone is polite, nobody swears and there is no trash. You’re in a seemingly perfect, chaos and violence free world. A paradise, only there are no memories, pain, real emotions, children, or even death. Everything is fabricated, monotonous, detached and impersonal. 40 Year old Andreas finds himself in this place and […]

Death Note 1 and 2

On paper, the Death Note concept seems like just another J-horror retread of the viral killing machine. It was a videotape in the Ring, a cellphone in One Missed Call and now – a notepad where anyone whose name is written in it…dies. However, Death Note goes in a very different direction, spinning its supernatural […]