Archive for May, 2010

“Nang Nak” – A.J. Hakari

Since the glory days of classic horror, we’ve seen that some monsters are misunderstood. Frankenstein’s creature didn’t ask to live again, and Boris Karloff’s Imhotep just wanted to rekindle a millennia-old crush. But the sympathetic and the supernatural have co-existed for ages in legend, which is where Thai director Nonzee Nimibutr found the source of [...]

“Ichi the Killer” – Chris Luedtke

Sweet bleeding hell. There’s no other way to describe Ichi the Killer, a piece of work that’s been praised by gorehounds, sadists, masochists, and experimental enthusiasts alike. It’s a film that takes me and assaults my senses to such a degree that I wanna ask for more — but I’m still left wondering what the [...]