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Ringu & Dark Water director Hideo Nakata scares up Ghost Theater

Japanese director Hideo Nakata—the man behind horror classics RINGU and DARK WATER —is gearing up to return to his roots with GHOST THEATER, inspired by his 1996 horror GHOST ACTRESS, according to Screen Daily. Japanese studio Nikkatsu is attending EFM with Hideo Nakata, where GHOST ACTRESS has been receiving offers even before footage is available. Actresses Haruka...

Japanese horror film Birthright to be remade by Paul and Chris Weitz

If you thought the days of remaking J-horror flicks were gone, you are sadly mistaken. Paul and Chris Weitz (DOWN TO EARTH, ABOUT A BOY) have obtained the rights to BIRTHRIGHT , a 2010 horror film directed by Naoki Hashimoto. It was also known as UMBILICAL CORD. According to Variety, BIRTHRIGHT revolves around... Blockquote> a young woman invited to stay with a suburban...

Japanese horror Otoshimono getting American remake as Ghost Train

Another Americanized remake of a Japanese horror film is coming down the tracks, and this one promises to be a one way ticket to hell. The Hollywood Reporter is sharing that the 2006 Japanese horror movie OTOSHIMONO will get an American makeover as GHOST TRAIN as part of an agreement announced Thursday between All Nippon Entertainment Works, Japan’s Shochiku Company and...

Enter Hideo Nakata's The Complex next month

Another film we've been keeping an eye on is RING director Hideo Nakata's latest eerie horror tale THE COMPLEX , first bringing you word on the film in January of 2013. We later saw a ridiculous TV spot for the shocker, which we followed up later with the full trailer , and today we have word as to when you can finally enter the haunted world of THE COMPLEX. Our own...

The Grudge is being rebooted by Ghost House Pictures

Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will relaunch THE GRUDGE franchise, it was just announced over at Deadline.com. MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN scribe Jeff Buhler is penning the reboot. The first GRUDGE remake came out in October 2004 and grossed a stunning $39 million in its opening weekend, on its way to a $187 million worldwide haul. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, who helmed...

Freaky new sales art for Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis

I am already completely sold on Juno Mak's RIGOR MORTIS as everything that we've seen so far from Mak's bloody vampire tale has been amazing, from the first stills to the awesome trailer to the latest imagery to come our way. And with the recent news that Well Go USA had picked up the North American rights to the flick, my hopes are high that we'll be able to...

Well Go USA takes North American rights to Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis

Everything that we've seen so far from Juno Mak's bloody vampire tale RIGOR MORTIS has been amazing, from the first stills to the awesome trailer to the latest imagery to come our way. Today brings us some exciting news for those who have been patiently waiting for word on a North American deal for the film as Deadline is reporting that, in a pre-emptive move prior to the...

Review: The Complex (Fantasia)

PLOT: Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) - a young nursing student- moves into a new apartment building with her family. Following some strange nocturnal activity, Asuka is horrified to discover the body of her neighbor, an elderly man who died of neglect, and has been decomposing for days. After hes taken away, the disturbances get more and more vivid and hard to ignore, and eventually turn into...

Kill of the Day: Ringu (1998)

You guys remember that Japanese horror craze that overtook our beloved genre? Sure, some of the original flicks were actually pretty creepy but the constant US remakes just butchered the whole thing. Today's Kill of the Day rewinds to simpler times and, arguably, the film that started the whole J-Horror thing - RINGU! In this clip we've got the creep Sadako doing what she does best -...

Kill of the Day: Ringu (1998)

You guys remember that Japanese horror craze that overtook our beloved genre? Sure, some of the original flicks were actually pretty creepy but the constant US remakes just butchered the whole thing. Today's Kill of the Day rewinds to simpler times and, arguably, the film that started the whole J-Horror thing - RINGU! In this clip we've got the creep Sadako doing what she does best -...

Full trailer for Nakata Hideo's The Complex delivers on creepiness

The auteur responsible for the J-Horror boom of the last decade is back at it, and the trailer to his latest offering looks unsettlingly creepy. Influential Japanese director Nakata Hideo returns to form with his hypnotically frightening signature style with the full trailer for his latest work, THE COMPLEX. We first shared a teaser for this creepy looking flick with you back in...

First stills and acquisition news on Juno Mak's vampire thriller Rigor Mortis

Hong Kong pop-star turned actor Juno Mak is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming vampire thriller RIGOR MORTIS, and we have news on the films current status as well as a couple of new images from the flick. In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980's, writer-director-producer Juno Mak makes...
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