asian horror

Guro/Horror Asks
  • Decapitation: What was the dumbest thing you've done?
  • Amputation: Would you rather lose a body part or a sense (hearing, seeing, etc.)?
  • Torture: Do you enjoy pain?
  • Bleeding: What do you want out of your life?
  • Vomit: What was the worst thing you've seen?
  • Self-Harm: What do you dislike about yourself?
  • Body Horror: If you could change your appearance to anything you wish, what would you do?
  • Parasite: Are you attracted to strange things?
  • Bondage: What is the one person you trust the most?
  • Zombie: What's the one thing you're best at?
  • Conjoined Bodies: Who can't you live without?
  • Weapons: What's your favorite horror movie?
  • Vampire: What do you consider to be unhealthy?
  • Stitches: What's something you're glad that's in the past?
  • Cannibalism: What would you want as a last meal?
  • Junji Ito: What do you like about guro and/or horror?
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THE MIMIC (2017)

A story of the Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, and a family affected by the creature. 

Hee-yeon moves to her hometown near Mt. Jang, wishing her mother-in-law remembers how she lost Hee-yeon’s longing son, Jun-suh. One day, near a cave at Mt. Jang, Hee-yeon meets a girl in tatter and reminds her of Jun-suh. Feeling sympathy, Hee-yeon decides to spare a bed until she finds the girl’s parents. Gradually, the girl mimics Hee-yeon’s daughter, Jun-hee’s name, voice, and look; eventually, calling Hee-yeon, mom. As the girl enters the house, strange things begin to happen to the family until the mother-in-law, who was suffering from auditory hallucination, disappears to the cave where there’s legend about a mysterious creature. Will Hee-yeon find her son? Will this family find happiness again? 

SEOUL STATION (2016) 

Suk-gyu is desperately looking for his runaway daughter. He spares neither money nor effort and after a while his search leads to results. One of his contacts claims to have found the girl. But joy is replaced by shock when he finds out that she works as a prostitute in the center of Seoul. Suk-gyu decides to pose as a client to get close to his daughter. But just before the long awaited and dreaded reunion, panic breaks out at nearby Seoul Station. The place is very popular with the homeless of the Korean capital. And one of them, who had died during the day, comes alive again and start attacking and eating another misfortunate. The undead cannibal epidemic spreads like wildfire. The authorities hermetically close off the city center and decide to wait out the end of the outbreak, until there’s no one left… 

This is prequel of TRAIN TO BUSAN! See how the zombie apocalypse began.

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TCM are bringing it this Halloween, with a collection of the best Japanese horror films of all time!

There’s no exaggeration, this is the best education in Japanese horror you could possibly get this October! So of interest to you guys:

Monday 9th:

  • Jigoku (Nobuo Nakagawa, 1960) - 2.00 am
  • Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (Nobuo Nakagawa, 1959) - 4.00 am

Monday 23rd:

  • Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1965) - 3.45 am

Monday 30th:

  • Onibaba (Kaneto Shindo, 1964) - 2.15 am
  • Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953) - 4.15 am

The times are a shame (who sits down to watch a 3 hour horror film at 3.45am?!) but if you fancy the challenge or have a DVR at the ready, watch these movies! Jigoku and Yotsuya Kaidan are only available on physical media in standard definition so to see these films in presumably all their HD glory is a cool opportunity!

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Takashi Shimizu is baaaaack with ‘Little Nightmares’, aka 'こどもつかい’!
“A suburban town is shaken by a series of mysterious child disappearances, and suspicious adult deaths. A rumor begins to spread on the internet that any adult who suddenly encounters a returned “child” will die mysteriously three days later. Local newspaper reporter Shunya Ezaki refuses to believe that children are killing adults, and begins to investigate the truth behind the strange deaths. Who on earth is “Kodomo Tsukai”? And what kind of dark fate do the abducted children drag their adult victims toward?”