It has been a while since I have done a season based on something or someone…
I spent a couple of hours during the first part of this month updating old reviews with information and posters and whilst doing that I got a bit nostalgiac for a period four years ago, in the early years of this blog, when I spent many days a week watching and enjoying J-horror films and then writing reviews of them – Uzumaki, Loft etc. I covered a variety of titles that were available in the West from famous auteurs such as Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Takashi Miike, and Takashi Shimizu to unknowns. Since then I have moved on to writing about dramas, comedies, and film festivals but the love of ridiculous and scary movies has not gone away and neither has my DVD pile which has actually grown. This coupled with the fact that many of the directors I reviewed are still working in the Japanese film industry makes me want to hit my film backlog over the next few months so that when I write my trailer posts I can fill out filmographies. So, for the foreseeable future of this blog, I’m going to review splatter/horror films and I’ll cheat and throw in some horror manga I have read/collected over the lifetime of this blog plus cinema releases I haven’t written about.
Expect titles like Kakashi and Deadball mixed in with Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends and Leviathan.
My collection is large so I’ll call a stop to it on October 31st when I do my annual Halloween post. I must admit that judging by even my most extreme posting pattern (four times a week, sometimes more) this season won’t include all of my horror films and I have some held back in reserve for other things… I may do something for the dramas I have collected.
Before that… it’s time to get messy!
Fu-Rai: White Panic (film)
As the Gods Will (film)
6000: The Deep Sea of Madness (manga)
I Am a Hero (manga)
Big Tits Zombie (film)
Meatball Machine (film)
Tamami the Baby’s Curse (film)
Mutant Girls Squad (film)
Alien vs Ninja (film)
Zombie Self-Defence Force (film)
The Machine Girl (film)