The wonderful thing about FrightFest is sitting in a darkened cinema with no idea about what you are about to watch and discovering something menacing and marvellous. This was the case with Freaks a Sci-Horror that brings a truly original spin on super powers.
The 1976 Kung-Fu movie Hand of Death is important for a number of reasons. Not only does it contain early performances from action movie legends Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung but it was written and directed by Wu Yu Sheng better known to Western audiences as John Woo.
I love Godzilla and I always have. Watching movie after movie from Toho Co featuring a giant lizard rampaging across a city destroying everything in its path while fighting off an equally humungous, ferocious and fantastical creature with little regard for humanity was to me always the source of immense amounts of enjoyment.
The yakuza film is one of the stalwart genres in Japanese film, going back to the pioneering days of silent cinema. Over the decades it has been reborn in numerous different guises, often functioning as a mirror of the dreams and nightmares of its time.