Reviews Tagged with 2002

Dark Water (Honogurai mizu no soko kara) (2002)

Drenched in creepiness.
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Dark Water - Drenched in Creepiness

Even with its PG-13 rating, Dark Water (Honogurai mizu no soko kara) still manages to be a very unsettling movie and is one of the original influences (along with Ring) on what has become the current commercially accessible J-Horror formula. Dark Water was one of the first mainstream Japanese horrors to create scares through very subtle means makin... Click to read more "Dark Water (Honogurai mizu no soko kara)"

Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka) (2002)

He is the hunter and the hunted.
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Deadly Outlaw: Rekka - He is the hunter and the hunted

It is difficult to say anything about a Takashi Miike film without resorting to comparisons with his more famous and outlandish works such as Ichi the Killer, Gozu and Visitor Q. Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka) seems a quite subdued offering when compared to the lunacy he is more renowned for. Despite this, in comparis... Click to read more "Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka)"

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) (2002)

Revenge was never this sweet.
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance - Revenge was never this sweet.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) is the first instalment of Chan-wook Park's Vengeance Trilogy (followed by Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). It is a complex tale of various intertwined vengeful exploits and the strongest yet perhaps the least accessible of the trilogy. The audience isn't spoonfed the plot and it is likely to... Click to read more "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot)"

28 Days Later (2002)

His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't.
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29 Days Later - His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't.

In 2002 British director Danny Boyle proved that the concept of a zombie movie can be updated and used to scare a whole new generation of horror fans. The notion of a fast moving zombie rather than the slow shambling undead that we have come to expect is not a new idea and was first noticeably used in Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead in... Click to read more "28 Days Later"