Horror

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    Possessed

    A religion-themed 2009 Korean horror that offers something more substantial than the ghost flicks of the time…

    4.5 stars
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    Blind Beast

    Yasuzo Masumura’s infamous Edogawa Rampo adaptation gets a new Blu-ray release courtesy of Arrow…

    2.5 stars
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    A Tale of Two Sisters

    Kim Jee-woon’s 2003 classic chiller gets an extras-packed new Blu-ray from Arrow…

    4.5 stars
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    The Sadness

    A mutated virus leads to a pandemic of murder and perversion across Taiwan…

    4.5 stars
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    Blind Beast

    An extensive artistic exploration of desire, disavowal and death in one of the best ero-guro films…

    4.5 stars
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    Coffin Homes

    Take satire, mix in buckets of gore, add a heavy dose of social commentary, and you get… well, something…

    2.5 stars
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    Yamagata Scream

    Undead samurai cause whacky havoc in this bizarre Japanese horror comedy…

    4 stars
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    Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It

    An amusing caper that blends genres…

    3 stars
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    Hong Kong Horror Stories

    An old-school 2011 Hong Kong supernatural two-hander from Wong Jing and Patrick Tong…

    3.5 stars
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    Alone (2007)

    Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom follow their hit Shutter with more ghostly goings-on…

    4 stars
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    The Eighth Night

    A lapsed Korean exorcist tracks a demon jumping between hosts as it tries to open the gates to hell…

    2.5 stars
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    Kingdom: Ashin of the North

    Introduced at the end of Kingdom season two, Gianna Jun’s mysterious warrior gets a feature-length origin story…

    3.5 stars
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    Bedevilled

    A look back at one of the most brutal Korean revenge thrillers in recent memory…

    5 stars
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    Get the Hell Out

    High energy zombie romp with plenty of blood…

    3 stars
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    Death Knot

    City dwellers travel to the countryside and fall foul of black magic in this familiar Indonesian horror…

    3 stars
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    Ichi the Killer

    Takashi Miike’s blood-soaked 2001 manga adaptation remains a milestone in extreme Japanese cinema…

    5 stars
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    I Saw the Devil

    Kim Jee-woon’s Grand Guignol masterpiece remains one of the most brutal Korean films of the last few decades…

    5 stars
HKIFF 2021