jus wanna talk 2u abt JAPANESE HORROR FILM

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there's always Nathan Schiff...

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:32 (nine years ago) link

still if you want to ruin your day, i think its on netflix streaming, and its amazing and fucked up

let me save you some time - yes, it's probably racist (jjjusten), Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:32 (nine years ago) link

i assume you dont mean the cheryl ladd movie.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:32 (nine years ago) link

yeah if you haven't seen the cerda stuff... netflix has aftermath and genesis iirc

hello I love you but I've chosen darkness my old friend (Edward III), Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:34 (nine years ago) link

oh the autopsy movie! i did see that.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:35 (nine years ago) link

^ times when you know yr the only person in yr family whod ever say something like that

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:37 (nine years ago) link

there's a film called Buzz Saw(2005, d: Robin Garrels) which i find fascinating. artless and but insinuatingly weird. and another one, RF Pangborn's The Sadness (2007), which is all kinds of awful but inexplicably enjoyable.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:42 (nine years ago) link

artless and incoherent, that is. just your typical "alien force takes over apartment building, causing power tools to become sentient" flick. Pangborn's "movie" has a can't-miss exploitation hook - little girl, sold by her junkie parents to satanic cultists for sacrificial purposes, comes back from the dead to torture-kill everyone who wronged her - but the technical credits are epically inept, all around.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:48 (nine years ago) link

some of the set pieces in Buzz Saw are like skid-row Buñuel! unintentionally, i assume.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:49 (nine years ago) link

"just repellent" is easier, strongo. The Taint!

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:51 (nine years ago) link

Lamp have you seen A Serbian Film bcz I've never seen this Tumbling Doll thing but I can't imagine anything worse than that

Cass McCars (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 1 September 2011 17:13 (nine years ago) link

it's much worse (or at least harsher in effect) than the glossy, competently made ASF. all Anaru, Yamanouchi, et al and ASF have in common are their motivations: exploitation and provocation for monetary gain.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 17:23 (nine years ago) link

Naked Blood! Absolutely gross. My mate literally turned green during the eyeball scene.

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 1 September 2011 17:33 (nine years ago) link

yeah a serbian film is almost an attempt to put a 'mainstream' horror gloss on like august underground or s.thing from what i can tell the list of guinea pig-style films that mr. hal jam listed are all on a way deeper level, they function a lot like pornography (and sometimes like w/tumbling doll include hardcore sex scenes) in the way they dispense w/ any distractions from the gore

:: (Lamp), Thursday, 1 September 2011 17:34 (nine years ago) link

this stuff is total porno for psychos. evidence of the festering sickness, curdled repression, and extreme misogyny at the heart of Japanese society. if any was needed. if there's even a modicum of historical accuracy to the likes of the notorious Shogun's "Torture" films of the late '60s, Japan's royally messed-up morals are not just a modern problem.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 17:53 (nine years ago) link

oh hey strongo if you want the other end of awful, might i suggest visions of suffering which is a million miles too long and utterly gross in both subject and skill of filmmaker. also not japanese tho

Beemster roquebag (jjjusten), Thursday, 1 September 2011 18:04 (nine years ago) link

VOS and not POAK? i actually think Iskanov has some talent as a (music video) director.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 18:05 (nine years ago) link

poak i have indeed seen.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Thursday, 1 September 2011 18:07 (nine years ago) link

oh ha i was actually thinking of POAK

Beemster roquebag (jjjusten), Thursday, 1 September 2011 18:11 (nine years ago) link

heh. both fit your description. POAK a mite moreso.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Thursday, 1 September 2011 18:12 (nine years ago) link

yeah, i think VOS tries a little harder to be a movie rather than a bunch of psycho setpieces interspersed w/grainy moody landscape + 3rd rate skinny puppy soundtracks

Beemster roquebag (jjjusten), Thursday, 1 September 2011 18:15 (nine years ago) link

anyone seen confessions?

kreayshawn mullins (cozen), Thursday, 1 September 2011 18:25 (nine years ago) link

OK so 964 Pinocchio was

  • totally batshit
  • really slow-paced/scenes much longer than they needed to be
  • something akin to Jodorowsky making a Japanese horror film after spending a weekend watching nothing but Tool music vidoes and the Æon Flux box set
  • largely incoherent
  • filled with really pretty/fascinating shots and events and such
  • much more enjoyable when I stopped trying to parse any semblance of narrative and watched it as some sort of nonsensical experimental piece

The-Dreams That Money Can Buy (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 3 September 2011 06:21 (nine years ago) link

I'm also adding Meatball Machine to my list of stuff to see

The-Dreams That Money Can Buy (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 3 September 2011 06:28 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

Can someone explain the ending of Cure to me?

calstars, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 18:42 (eight years ago) link

anyone seen confessions?

Yes, it's dire

A++++++ would deal with again (Matt #2), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 18:47 (eight years ago) link

Can someone explain the ending of Cure to me?

― calstars, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:42 PM (1 hour ago)

SPOILERS OBV been a long time but iirc the detective takes over the hypnosis guy's business, killings continue etc

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 19:51 (eight years ago) link

missed this earlier, but yeah, more or less. the exact mechanics remain pretty obscure, but that seems to be the gist.

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:39 (eight years ago) link

Anyone know a film where a ringu style girl suddenly appears out of nowhere and flies across the room at a dude sitting in a cafe or something? Haven't seen it and very unlikely to want to but the image is in my head from somewhere.

the fey monster (ledge), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:10 (eight years ago) link

the eye?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5WO2WKyfLA&feature=related

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:12 (eight years ago) link

Omg that's it, thx. BUT NO THX - watched that clip with the sound off and pretty much through my fingers and it still freaked me out, lol. (loving the horror poll nevertheless!)

the fey monster (ledge), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:17 (eight years ago) link

forgot all about the elevator scene @ 4:15, so awes. too bad it fell apart at the end.

ps this movie is from HK not japan

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:23 (eight years ago) link

six years pass...

saw Shindo's Kuroneko in a 35mm scope print last night, a real hypnotic b&w vengeful female ghost story from '68. His Onibaba next.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 November 2018 15:23 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Jess Nevins has an essay up on his patreon on Japanese horror cinema from 1898 to 1949.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 16 October 2020 14:09 (one month ago) link


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