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The Evil Within 2 Review

PC The Evil Within 2 Review

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Halloween Streamin’ Day 4! Grotesque (2009)

2000s Halloween Streamin’ Day 4! Grotesque (2009)

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Halloween Streamin’ Day 3! Idol is Dead (2012)

2010s Halloween Streamin’ Day 3! Idol is Dead (2012)

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The Evil Within 2 Review

The Evil Within 2 is still really recommended to any fan of classic survival horror despite what appear to be serious complaints. In truth, the open world sections aren’t terrible in themselves, it’s that they break up a game that would otherwise be much stronger without them.

Halloween Streamin’ Day 4! Grotesque (2009)

Infamously banned by the BBFC, Koji Shiraishi’s Grotesque is so shallow in ambition you’ll be left wondering what the point is.

Halloween Streamin’ Day 3! Idol is Dead (2012)

As a freebie j pop album tie in, Idol is Dead isn’t the likeliest of movies to appear on a site dedicated to horror films, but thanks to its awkward mix of Princess Jellyfish and the light splattering of Machine Girl, BiS’s Idol is Dead is more fun than any promo video has any right being.

Halloween Streamin’ Day Two! God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand (2006)

Without a sense of surrealism or budget, Shusuke Kaneko’s God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand is a poor take on the Kazuo Umezu manga.

Halloween Streamin’ Day One! Yellow Fangs (1990)

Sonny Chiba, star of The Street Fighter, Golgo 13, Wolf Guy, Kill Bill, etc, etc makes his directorial debut with none other than a film about a rampaging bear!

Resident Evil 5 HD Review

Suspenseful co op and a frustrating single player experience; Resident Evil 5 may not the worst game in the series, but it may be the most out of touch.

The Real Ghostbusters vs Gegege no Kitaro?

Who got their anime in my Ghostbusters? An unexpected member of the ghost tribe makes an appearance in The Real Ghostbusters episode Knock Knock.

Sion Sono’s Tokyo Vampire Hotel doesn’t look like your typical J Drama

Looking like a mix of Tokyo Tribe and Tag, Tokyo Vampire Hotel looks to bring Sion Sono’s patented brand of anarchy to Amazon Prime.

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom Review

Adapting most of Attack on Titan’s first season with a teaser epilogue for the second, Attack on Titan The Game (or A.O.T. Wings of Freedom in Europe) puts players in the shoes of popular faces such as Eren and Levi of the Scout Regiment as they fight off horde upon horde of encroaching titans.

Nioh Review, or Onimusha Gaiden Souls

Fighting through an ancient Japan fraught with demons and power-hungry samurai, Team Ninja’s Nioh pleases Souls fans and Yokai enthusiasts alike.

Interview with Matt Alt: Localizing Nioh and the World of Yokai

An interview with Matt Alt of AltJapan on localizing Nioh, Toriyama Sekien, and introducing the west to the wider world of yokai fiction.

Four Things Netflix’s Castlevania Series Must Get Right

Game to screen adaptations don’t exactly have the best of reputations. Adi Shankar, producer of Netflix’s Castlevania series promises us it’ll be ‘the best fucking video game adaptation ever made’, it’s hard not to be skeptical. What is it that Netflix’s Castlevania series needs to get right for a chance at being a successful adaptation?

Sadako vs Kayako Review (2016) | The Ring vs The Grudge

The grudge match of the century is here as the titans of late 90s j horror collide in Sadako vs. Kayako. Will Sadako run rings around Kayako? And whoever wins, will we lose again?

Rasen / Spiral Review (Koji Suzuki, 1995)

Rasen is a nugget of a great science fiction, body horror novel wrapped up in an unfortunate repetitious retelling of the first book. While its meta textual approach is impressive, it takes far too long to birth anything interesting.

Himeanole Review (2016) | Indie rom-com brutality

I Saw the Devil gatecrashes on a cutsie indie romantic comedy, resulting in one of the nastiest serial killer films Japan has to offer.

Mad Father Review (2012)

If you’ve played an RPG maker game before you know what to expect, but by playing to its strengths and committing to a brisk pace, Mad Father succeeds in telling a memorable story .

Best Gifts for Horror and Anime Fans 2016

Looking for gift ideas for the horror fan in your life or to fill your own wish list? Let this list of manga, blu rays and t shirts give you some ideas!

Watcher in the Attic Review (1976)

Given its sleazy cast of characters and lucid pace, Watcher in the Attic definitely isn’t for everyone, but fans of the ero guro aesthetic or atmospheric film making are bound to discover a new cult favourite.

Yomawari: Night Alone Review (2016)

With its unique brand of cute horror, the beautiful Yomawari: Night Alone is a surprising addition to the survival horror genre. Through a top down perspective reminiscent of Corpse Party rather than Silent Hill, Yomawari isn’t the expected throwback to survival horror games of Playstation 1 and 2 era.

I Am A Hero Review (2016)

Overall, I Am A Hero isn’t just the best zombie movie of the year, but a template for manga adaptations going forward. With fantastic special effects, creative direction and characters you can actually root for Shinsuke Sato delivers more than the expected otaku fare and creates a film that truly stands tall in the genre.

As the Gods Will Review (2014)

As the Gods Will has an incredibly strong start with the daruma and maneki neko games. As violent as they are funny, early scenes work thanks to a strong sense of humour that unfortunately evaporates once the film expects the audience to take its characters and their emotions seriously.

A Visit to the new Godzilla Store in Shinjuku Tokyo

November the 3rd 2016 marks the king of the monster’s 62nd birthday. Not a landmark year to be sure, but with Shin Godzilla standing as the second highest grossing film of the year in Japan, Gojira deserves all the love he’s getting. Enter Japan’s first Godzilla store, newly opened at Shinjuku’s Marui Annex, Tokyo.

5 Japanese Horror Films Free on Prime this Halloween

Forget to stack up on Japanese Horror films for the Halloween period? We’ve all spent an inordinate amount of time looking for the perfect horror film to watch, and with it being Halloween there’s even less time to waste. Let Horror Japan’s guide to the best films on Prime save you some time!

Gurozuka Review (2005)

When you think Japanese horror, it isn’t really slasher films that come to mind. Well, for better or worse, along comes Gurozuka to fill the void. With bad acting, dull direction and one of the worst film scores in recent memory, Gurozuka is a film strictly for Japanese horror and slasher movie completionists.

Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek Review (2005)

Near the ruins of an abandoned city, seven children gather to play a game of hide and seek where those caught by the oni disappear forever. The debut film of Shuhei Morita, the man behind Tokyo Ghoul and the Oscar nominated Tsukumo, Kakurenbo is a film that will please both anime fans and folklore buffs alike.