Japanese splatter horror

Discussion in 'Asian Horror and Other Pleasures' started by kyouki, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. kyouki

    kyouki Guest

    Hey everybody!

    I'm trying to find some good Japanese splatter horror. I'm trying to get into Japanese horror movies but so far the ghost films (Ring, Ju-on, etc) don't interest me at all. I really enjoyed Audition, Tetsuo, Uzumaki, Rubber's Lover, Pinnochio, 864 and Hiroko the Goblin. Can someone recommend something along those lines?

    I have "Living Hell" coming soon, and although I've considered Evil Dead Trap, I'm a little turned off (ha!) by the softcore porn elements I've been reading about.

    I'm not so interested in stuff like Entrails of a Virgin or whatever it's called as I just can't stand watching brutal rapes. I'm not so interested in Guinea Pig I don't think, or at least not the first couple movies.

    Have I pretty much exhausted the Japanese splatter catalogue? There have got to be some awesome splatter movies from the country that gave us Splatterhouse, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Clock Tower!!
     
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  2. KR~!

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    get Versus
     
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    Just off the top of my head, Junk and Evil Dead Trap (Soft Core Porn? where'd ya read that one?, none of it in there) come very highly recommended from me. Save The Green Planet! is great too, although not really "splatter horror", it's not of the ghost type either and it's really fun. (It's also Korean, not Japanese). Some people like Bio-Zombie as well.
     
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    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    You need to watch the masterpiece by Takashi Miike.

    Ichi Da Mutherfuckin' Killer!!!
     
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    find The Story of Ricky and Battle Royale
     
  6. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    The Story of Ricky is a Chinese movie, but is based on a Japanese comic book :evil:
     
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    You might try Suicide Circle (aka Suicide Club). Lots of the red stuff there.
     
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    I would agree with both Versus and Junk...good splattery fun.
     
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    Evil Dead Trap is excellent. "Softcore porn" is not a phrase I would use to describe any part of it. It's like a Japanese-style cross between an American slasher and an Italian giallo. Very highly recommended.

    If you look back at this "Top 10 Asian Movies" thread from 2003, you'll find that the members of this forum ranked it #6.

    http://horrordvds.com/vb3forum/showthread.php?t=13359
     
  11. kyouki

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the suggestions! I'm not sure where I got the "softcore porn" idea from. Maybe some of the actors/actresses were from softcore porn? Anyway, you convinced me to give Evil Dead Trap a shot, so it's going to be in my next DVD order. I'm looking into Izo as well.

    I have Battle Royale, which I forgot to mention, as well as Story of Ricky (which is one of my favorites). No matter how many times I watch Story of Ricky, it never gets old.

    Thanks!!!
     
  12. broadwayrock

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    Evil dead trap is about 85% Argento and 15% Cronenberg. I stongly recomend it if you like Argento.

    Do not get Evil Dead Trap 2: it has nothing to do with the first film and is very crap too.
     
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    Yeah Evil Dead Trap is pretty good. But gee its got a bad rep.
     
  15. kyouki

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    Is this available anywhere on DVD??? I've read it's based on/inspired by the Famicom game.
     
  16. logboy

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    all night long (trilogy, all 3 in a cheap R1 set) - very gory stuff...
    erm... 'guinea pig' is nasty. 'men behind the sun' by t f mou, 'untold story' from HK with anthony wong, you probably want to look into HK Cat 3 cinema, or the more obscure japanese stuff like 'red room' (supposedly licensed by undearthed for the USA)... theres loads. dvdmaniacs.net or darkdreams.org (cant get link right now, its called 'asian horror gore galore')have threads already on violent / gorey asian movies...

    http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=12216
     
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    Yeah if you're looking for splatter, go for Untold Story and the All Night Long trilogy. Evil Dead Trap isn't softcore porn but there is some rape in it.
     
  18. Deaddevilman

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    Organ and all the Guinea Pig flicks if you want splatter.
     
  19. kyouki

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    Thanks for the recommendations everyone! I just got done watching Evil Dead Trap, and it was great!! I'm looking forward to listening to the commentary track, which I hear is amazing/terrible.
     
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    I enjoyed The story of ricki, Versus as well. not really a horror but i enjoyed the "Dead or Alive" series. Ichi The killer, or Gozu.
     

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