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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.

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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.

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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.

Battle Heater Kotatsu Review (1989)

Between the heated toilet seat and kotatsu, Japan really is the land of heated wonders. Until of course those objects want to eat you. Because what else is horror for but to turn comforts such as showers, phones and heaters in to nightmares? If you’re looking for another Hausu, this is about as close as you can get.

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The Restaurant of Many Orders Review (1992)

Kenji Miyazawa’s The Restaurant of Many Orders takes from the best of Western fairy tales in a Japanese animation where the hunt is what’s for dinner. At only twenty minutes in length, The Restaurant of Many Orders makes for a fantastic addition to any Halloween line up and spooks up a creepier mood than most.

Curse of the God Dog Review (1977)

Shunya (Female Prisoner Scorpion) Ito’s only stab at the horror genre. Expect murderous dogs, forced suicide, possession, mass hysteria and much confusion! With no adherence to genre tropes, narrative structure, or even traditional editing the film ends up as a nearly 2 hour dose of confusion… but is that confusion actually a good thing?

Call Me Tonight Review (1986)

Remi is a high school student by day, call girl by night whose life takes a turn when she receives a call from Ryo Sugiura, a teenager who literally turns in to a beast whenever he masturbates or has perverted thoughts.