QUOTE (BigG @ Apr 10 2011, 11:40 PM)
I have all pyscho's and the first 2 halloweens just forgot to mention.Battle Royale
warlord have any recomendations for Japanese Horror/killer films besides Audition and Itchi The Killer?
, first and foremost. Not technically a horror film, though I have seen it put into that category. It is without a doubt a film about killing, however. A group of middle school students sent to an island and forced to kill one another until only one remains. A classic, and one of my favorites.2LDK
is another good one. Only 2 characters in the entire film. Girls. Room-mates. Fighting for the same role in a film. Chain saws, swords, toilet lids, ice picks, and bleach are just a few of the weapons they use on each other. A great film with a great twist, as only the Japanese can do.Suicide Club
, more than the other 2, might be the one that is closer to being a true horror film. Another great, great film.Kuya
(English title 'Cure') is another good one, but like all Japanese horror this is an ultra-cerebral film, one that has a deep underlying message to go along with it. If you're into schlock, the 3 I mentioned already should satiate your appetite, even if the point of the films fly over your head. Kuya
invariably disappoints those who go into it expecting a typical slasher. It is so densely layered that multiple viewings are needed before you can start to make sense of it. And even then, not everything is explained. That being one of the main differences (generally speaking) between western and Japanese audiences. Most western movie studios pound the plot and subsequent plot point(s) (if there is one) over your head with a mallet. Japanese films, for the most part, do not.
Some older classics would be Ringu
, though they have been greatly over-hyped, to the point that they now disappoint due to the massive expectations people take with them.Kwaidan
, though, is pure awesome. It's old, but it's still fucking awesome. If you can't get down with that film, you need to get your head checked for malformation. Kwaidan, based on the book of the same name, is a collection of ancient Japanese ghost stories. Great sets, great costumes, great makeup, great source material. Just fucking great.
That's it for now. Definitely check them out if you're interested in expanding your scope or refining your palate. If modern American horror is the epoch of art in your book, however, you should stay far, far away from these films. They will disappoint.