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It's the Booze Talkin', Don't curse us with another Grudge remake!

I’m going to admit something fairly controversial. I didn’t really enjoy THE RING (2002). You know, the Gore Verbinski flick that was a remake of RINGU - I think I liked that flick just slightly more. That entire period of scares based on J-horror didn’t do much to excite this viewer. And while I did give give a few of the many remakes and sequels a try, I was...
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07.11.2017
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The Grudge reboot to be directed by The Eyes of My Mother's Nicolas Pesce

Big news dropping late on a Thursday night: Sony's long-threatened reboot of THE GRUDGE is moving forward once again. Quit your sighing, though. There's good news. They've hired a very intriguing person to steer this particular ship. Nicolas Pesce, who made his debut on last year's THE EYES OF MY MOTHER , has been hired to write and direct THE GRUDGE. Jeff Buhler...
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07.06.2017
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Dissecting Director Takashi Shimizu!

DIRECTOR TAKASHI SHIMIZU! No matter who you ask, it's clear Takashi Shimizu is one of the preeminent purveyors of Japanese horror cinema. The dude fomented a tidal wave of international acclaim when his 2002 movie JU-ON: THE GRUDGE proved so damn popular that Columbia Pictures not only remade the film for American audiences, but hired him to direct it...
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04.12.2016
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Buckle in to watch this new clip from Flight 7500

Sometimes a film becomes more important than it actually should have been because nobody can actually see it. Occasionally the wait is worth it, as was the case with the long-delayed CABIN IN THE WOODS and YOU'RE NEXT . We don't have long to wait and see if FLIGHT 7500 , the Takashi Shimizu "haunted plane" flick that should have been released way back when in...
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04.07.2016
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Takashi Shimizu's Flight 7500 finally being released in U.S.

  Well, it only took about five years, but Takashi Shimizu's plane-bound supernatural thriller FLIGHT 7500 is finally being released in North America. On DVD, of course. This film, you'll hopefully recall, was shot in late 2011 for CBS Films and originally had a 2012 release date. The film was delayed time and time again, ultimately pulled altogether from CBS' release...
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01.28.2016
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Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis gets a new clip

By now it’s no secret that Juno Mak’s vampire film RIGOR MORTIS looks clownshit insane, and to prove it even further we have yet another clip that gives us a nice long look at some of the gorgeous imagery that is present throughout the film. The latest clip comes on the heels of our exclusive clip we hit you folks with yesterday, so if you missed that one you can check it...
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06.04.2014
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Exclusive: NSFW clip from Juno Mak and Takashi Shimizu's Rigor Mortis!

Hot damn! We already knew RIGOR MORTIS looked certifiably insane based on the trailers we've already seen, but today we bring you an exclusive clip from the film that will have you legitimately tripping out. This flick looks completely freaky; it can't get here soon enough… and the wait isn't much longer, because it comes out at the end of this week! Directed by visionary...
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06.03.2014
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Crazy trailer for Rigor Mortis, from Juno Mak and Takashi Shimizu

Here's a nice slice of insanity for you, Korean style: the domestic trailer for RIGOR MORTIS , which comes from director Juno Mak and producer Takashi Shimizu ( THE GRUDGE ). This movie has looked batshit since we brought you THIS clip last year, and the new preview does nothing to dispel the notion that we may have something special here with Mr. Mak, who makes his directorial debut...
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05.15.2014
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Kill of the Day: The Grudge (2004)

You guys remember that whole J-horror craze, right? You know, when Hollywood went all bat crazy and decided to remake every horror flick that came out of Japan. We all know not much good came from this but one flick that I think still holds up is the 2004 romp THE GRUDGE. Say what you will about this one but it's still creepy as all Hell. So for today's Kill of the Day we're taking a...
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03.22.2014
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Takashi Shimizu's undiscovered Alter Ego gets DVD release

Takashi Shimizu, director of the horror classic JU-ON , is about to see his undiscovered horror gem ALTER EGO get a DVD and digital release through Eagle One Meda who is proud to announce it will distribute the Japanese thriller to worldwide audiences for the first time. Takashi Shimizu was intimately involved as Supervising Director on ALTER EGO and the feature film has never before...
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02.06.2014
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Watch this insane clip from Rigor Mortis, plus new trailer and acquisition news

We've been following the progress of RIGOR MORTIS for a while now; the Hong Kong action-horror flick from producer Takashi Shimizu ( THE GRUDGE ) and director Juno Mak has been making the festival rounds and earning strong word of mouth thanks to its wild combination of vampire movie and J-horror ghost story. The film gave us an idea of how nutty it would be when we peeped the first...
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11.19.2013
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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...
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11.08.2013
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