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Funny Games (1997)

Shocking as "Clockwork Orange", as controversial as "Natural Born Killers".
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Funny Games - Shocking as "Clockwork Orange", as controversial as "Natural Born Killers"

In 1997, before "Home Invasion" movies were bandwagons ready for jumping on and torture movies were more than shallow exercises in pushing boundaries, Michael Haneke wrote, directed and probably scarred suburban Europeans with Funny Games. It is the delicacies of the implied psychological and physical terror of the victims that make the on screen a... Click to read more "Funny Games"

Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku) (2005)

The family that eats together stays together.
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Hellbound Heart

Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku) - The family that eats together stays together.

My first impression of Sion Sono's work came via the insanely creative Suicide Club, a film which revolved around the presence of an online cult which compelled its members to off themselves; Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku), made four years later, fits around the time and events of the earlier film, most notably the mass suicide at Shin... Click to read more "Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku)"

Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) (2001)

Well then, goodbye everybody.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) - Well then, goodbye everybody

Not only is Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) a highly original and innovative slice of Asian cinema it also has, in my opinion, the best opening scene in any horror movie ever! There is plenty of blood and gore (most of which is in the first five minutes), the usual confusing-to-Westerners storyline and an abundance of cheesy pop music. The movie is f... Click to read more "Suicide Club (Suicide Circle)"

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