• Ghost Of The Mirror

    Mar 17, 2015

    Of itself ‘Ghost of the Mirror’ is a slight, though enjoyable fantasy romance. As an early film from an actress who would become one of Asia’s legends, it is fascinating.

  • Gorgo

    Mar 21, 2015

    I walked into it expecting ‘Godzilla’ given a British spin on a Dr Who episode budget, instead it is a great, colourful thriller of a bygone age.

  • Grotesque

    Mar 21, 2015

    There is some pontificating about evil and society and love but ‘Grotesque’ is essentially one long torture set piece.

  • GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack

    Mar 21, 2015

    Strange, gross, manic and bonkers are all good terms to help describe ‘GYO’ but the film is also curiously gripping.

  • Heaven And Hell

    Oct 4, 2017

    ‘Heaven and Hell’ is actually a whole lot more interesting, and engaging, than one would outwardly expect from its (largely) negative reputation.

  • Helldriver

    Mar 23, 2015

    You are either into these kinds of flicks or not but with an infectious energy, a musical score that propels all the lunacy and a complete commitment to going insane, ‘Helldriver’ is, well, as mad as a bag of smashed frogs!

  • I Saw The Devil

    Mar 27, 2015

    Not even the odd moment of black humour and Kim Jee-Woon’s knack for crafting exhilarating sequences of action and tension can elevate his film beyond pure nihilism.

  • Ju-On: Black Ghost

    Apr 2, 2015

    Not quite as tight and effective as ‘White Ghost’ but still a freaky little tale featuring a rather memorable exorcism scene.

  • Ju-On: The Grudge

    Apr 2, 2015

    If you think Japanese horror cinema is becoming mired in recently coined cliché, or you simply love being scared, the troubling, dreadful world of ‘Ju-on’ is required viewing.

  • Ju-On: The Grudge 2

    Apr 2, 2015

    While ‘Ju-on 2’ is another rewarding journey through a landscape of fear and loathing, now is the time for its creator to terrorise avenues new.

  • Ju-On: White Ghost

    Apr 2, 2015

    Well acted, tightly plotted and directed ‘White Ghost’ piles on the scares thick and fast cramming in an awful lot of ‘Ju-On’ ghost weirdness into its short running time.

  • Kung Fu From Beyond The Grave

    Apr 4, 2015

    In the end, ‘Kung Fu From Beyond The Grave’ is decent entertainment – mainly due to the fights – but lacks the campy charm needed to make it a strong recommendation.

  • Kyoto Nocturnes, Part I: Elegant Slaughter

    Apr 4, 2015

    A rewarding stand-alone experience, ‘Elegant Slaughter’ is also an irresistible taster for stories yet to come. The queue starts here.

  • Magic Cop

    Apr 19, 2015

    There is much to enjoy about this film, and the ingenuity shown in many scenes is typical of HK, proving that it can offer a lot more than found in Hollywood no-brainers.

  • Manhole

    Sep 17, 2016

    A flawed thriller it might be, but it still retains an ability to chill that is appreciated though not always present in the genre.

  • Mr. Vampire

    May 1, 2015

    This is the definitive comedy horror, which coupled with Sammo Hung’s own ‘Encounter Of The Spooky Kind’ provide the two greatest examples of the genre, and therefore should not be missed.

  • Mr. Vampire II

    May 1, 2015

    Not a waste of time by any means, and certainly a nice addition to the main stars filmographies, however, it is certainly not up to the standard of its ground breaking prequel.

  • Mr. Vampire III

    May 1, 2015

    This is a worthy purchase for fans of the genre, and the minimal action is well handled and true to the spirit of the genre.

  • Mr. Vampire Saga IV

    May 1, 2015

    This is possibly the second best of the true Mr. Vampire films and is a worthy purchase for all HK Horror fans.

  • Ninja Apocalypse

    May 4, 2015

    While it clearly still has a number of issues, ‘Ninja Apocalypse’ remains a fairly entertaining low-budget action romp that is worthy of at least one watch.

  • One Missed Call

    May 7, 2015

    Not a classic, but for those not yet bored by vengeful serial killing and familial mysteries, there is much to recommend here.

  • Painted Skin

    May 10, 2015

    Not to everyone’s tastes, could have been a little shorter and hardcore Yen fans may be let down by the lack of dynamic hand-to-hand combat but ‘Painted Skin’ is still a stylish slice of fantasy filmmaking.

  • Painted Skin: The Resurrection

    May 10, 2015

    ‘Painted Skin 2’ ramps up the CGI spectacle and melodramatic romance, all but forgets the action and excitement and thus is a rather hollow but undeniable pretty to look at fantasy.

  • Re-cycle

    May 16, 2015

    There is quite a lot going on in ‘Re-cycle’ for both the eye and mind and while its perhaps a bit too ambiguous for its own good it’s probably a film best viewed a couple or several times to fully appreciate and digest.