Reviews Tagged with 2000s

A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (2003)

Every family has its dark secrets.
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A Tale of Two Sisters - Fairytales have never been this Grimm

A Tale of Two Sisters (or Janghwa, Hongryeon which translates as Rose Flower, Red Lotus) is a South Korean chiller which, although typical of a lot of supernatural Korean horror, is a superbly crafted story with an almost fairytale-like undertone and a disturbing and unexpected twist . Directed by Ji-Woon Kim (who's only other notable horror that I... Click to read more "A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon)"

Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun) (2004)

Drop dead beautiful.
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Ab-Normal Beauty - Drop Dead Beautiful

The more prolific half of the Pang Brothers released Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun) in 2004. Oxide Pang Chun seems to be unsure whether he wants to make a morbid documentation of an obsessive photographer's fascination with death or a slasheresque snuff movie... so he does both. Rather than clumsily merge of the two concepts the movie turns int... Click to read more "Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun)"

Apartment 1303 (1303 gôshitsu) (2007)

Some rentals are too good to be true.
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Apartment 1303 (1303 goshitsu) - Some rentals are too good to be true

When the made-up term "hair horror" is thrown at movie fanatics, brain scientists maybe estimate that 85% will immediately visualise the stereotypical Asian ghost, the wicked 10% visualise the ungroomed bush popular in 70s exploitation while 5% insist that horror is all around us and we should combat this by smoking pot at music festivals (statisti... Click to read more "Apartment 1303 (1303 gôshitsu)"

Art of the Devil (Khon len khong) (2004)

Thai occult horror from Tanit Jitnukul.
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Art of the Devil (Khon len khong)  - Thai Occult Horror from Tanit Jitnukul

Art of the Devil (Khon len khong) is a 2004 supernatural horror movie from Thailand and is Tanit Jitnukul's first attempt at directing a horror movie. The horror in this movie comes from the black arts and the storyline is based around the occult and witchcraft.The story begins (in black and white for dramatic effect) with a panic stricken Nan, pla... Click to read more "Art of the Devil (Khon len khong)"

Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru) (2000)

Could you kill your best friend?
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Battle Royale - Possibly the best Asian Horror Movie

Battle Royale (Batoru Rowaiaru) is a work of genius from Japanese director Fukasaku Kinji based on a novel by Takami Koshun. The originality of this movie is definately one of it's strong points. The movie was made in 2000 and paints a picture of a dark future in ruins where violence among Japan's youth has made adults fear their offspring. The ver... Click to read more "Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru)"

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