Review: Ichi the Killer

(Originally published October 2011) Before Saw, there was Ichi the Killer; a Japanese film based on the manga and anime, stretched the boundaries of what cinema could get away with. Directed by Audition‘s Takashi Miike and taking place in Japan’s gangland society, the story follows two unique but equally sadistic individuals. One is a pain-relishing…

Review: I Saw the Devil

Korean cinema once again blurs the line of good and evil while at the same time twisting your stomach and fraying your nerves. This film isn’t Oldboy but it is certainly memorable. When a police officer’s fiancee is tortured and killed by a serial killer, he vows revenge by hunting the killer down and… instead…

Review: Maniac

Deeply disturbing, for a film I just dived into blindly I was not prepared for it (especially when I wasn’t feeling well!) Elijah Wood plays a serial killer who stalks and targets young women and after stabbing them to death, he scalps them and staples their hair onto mannequins so they can live with him….

Review: You’re Next

Despite all the atypical slasher cliches, You’re Next does have some appeal. Even if it is a long slew of endless murder. When wealthy parents invite their children and partners to their countryside house, they are suddenly surrounded by masked murderers who are intent to hunt down and kill every one of them. However, one…