Reviews Tagged with 2004

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)"

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)"

The Eye 2 (Gin Gwai 2) (2004)

Evil always seeks its second chance.
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The Eye 2 (Gin Gwai 2) - Evil always seeks its second chance.

The Eye 2 is a sequel in name only. It is still directed by The Pang Brothers and still about someone afflicted with the uncanny ability to see the spirits of the dead, but that is where the similarities end. Eyes aren't really even the main focus so this feels a little like a seperate movie trying to cash in on the success of the first. The qualit... Click to read more "The Eye 2 (Gin Gwai 2)"

Marebito (2004)

They didn't see something that terrified them. They saw something because they were terrified.
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Marebito - They didn't see something that terrified them. They saw something because they were terrified.

Takashi Shimizu (director of Ju-On: The Grudge and Reincarnation) brings us an original J-Horror movie by the name of Marebito AKA (The Stranger from Afar). The movie takes the humble vampire movie in a new direction, in a Japanese kind of way, but is much less focused on the supernatural ghosts and spirits that we tend to associate with your typic... Click to read more "Marebito"

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