Tags : j-horror

Woman of the Photographs (2020) Review

I do love J-Horror, so when Woman of the Photographs appeared on the list for Frightfest.  I was excited.  The film had attracted critical acclaim following it’s appearance at Fantasia.  Woman of the Photographs is a debut from writer/director Takeshi Kushida and it’s an exploration of our obsession with social media.Read More

The Grudge (2020) Review

As a rule I love J-Horror however somewhat surprisingly The Grudge is the exception to that rule. 2002’s Ju-On: The Grudge, which although the third in the series was the first to be shown outside of Japan, did have some spectacular scares but for me the story was far too random and nonsensical to really […]Read More

Kwaiden (1964) Review

Although J-Horror dominated the late 90’s and early 00’s Japan actually has a rich history of supernatural cinema and one of the most beautiful and brilliant films from its past is Kwaiden.Read More

One Missed Call [Chakushin ari] (2003) Review

Following the sensationally scary Ringu (1998) and Kairo aka Pulse (2001) Chakushin ari also known as One Missed Call combines a slick supernatural story with an accurate critique of our obsession with technology that is far ahead of its time, all the while totally terrifying the audience.Read More

House [Hausu] (1977) Review

I had heard of the cult classic Japanese movie House in hushed tones and wicked whispers but nothing could prepare me for the sheer insanity of this horror comedy that is both hilarious and horrifying in equal measure.Read More

Pulse [Kairo] (2001) Review

Watching Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s outstanding Japanese horror movie Pulse 16 years after it was initially released the most shocking thing is both how far forward technology has advanced and yet how tragically relevant the movies message still is.Read More