Film Review: Empire of Passion (1978) by Nagisa Oshima

Film Review: Empire of Passion (1978) by Nagisa Oshima Two years after the release of “In the Realm of the Senses”, arguably his most notorious work given the scandal it caused in many countries, Nagisa Oshima made “Empire of Passion”, which was ...

10 Best Supernatural Horror Movies Of The 2000s (According To Metacritic)

10 Best Supernatural Horror Movies Of The 2000s (According To Metacritic) In the 2000s, horror movies were facing another change in tone. After the slashers died out after the 80s, the self-referential horror movies arrived in the 90s. However, those movies died out due to ...

The Best Japanese Horror Movie From Each Year Of The 1990s

The Best Japanese Horror Movie From Each Year Of The 1990s By the late 1990s, Japan definitely rivaled, if not surpassed, the United States with its horror movies. In fact, quite a few Japanese scary films from the latter half of the decade were remade by ...

Autumn Sun picks up Norio Tsuruta horror ‘The Perilous Internet Ring’ (exclusive)

Autumn Sun picks up Norio Tsuruta horror ‘The Perilous Internet Ring’ (exclusive) Chinese horror film directed by J-horror pioneer is based on Ma Boyong’s popular internet novel. Hong Kong-based sales company Autumn Sun has picked up international rights, excluding China, to ...

China Box Office Propels ‘Sacrifice’ Past $100 Million

China Box Office Propels ‘Sacrifice’ Past $100 Million Patriotic and gritty war film “The Sacrifice” topped the mainland Chinese box office for the second week. It earned $28.6 million over the weekend, lifting its ten-day cumulative score to $106 ...

5 Must-Stream Movies to Watch on Disney+ in October 2020

5 Must-Stream Movies to Watch on Disney+ in October 2020 As a rabid horror fan, it’s always something of a struggle to find movies that are both scary and appropriate for younger children. After all, you do want to indoctrinate them to the genre when ...

Frightfest 2020: ‘Don’t Look Back’ Review

Frightfest 2020: ‘Don’t Look Back’ Review Stars: Kourtney Bell, Will Stout, Skyler Hart, Jeffrey Holm, Jaqueline Fleming, Amanda Grace Benitez, Damon Lipari, Han Soto, Dean J. West, Stephen Twardokus | Written and Directed by Jeffrey Reddick ...

Live Streaming Goes Terribly Wrong in the Black Orchid Challenge Short Film

Live Streaming Goes Terribly Wrong in the Black Orchid Challenge Short Film As a treat for Daily Dead readers, we have an early look at the short film Black Orchid Challenge, in which streaming goes terribly wrong. Written and directed by Kevin Cappiello and starring Brooklyn ...

7 of the Best Asian Movies Remade for a Western Audience

7 of the Best Asian Movies Remade for a Western Audience There has been a seemingly endless stream of American and European remakes of classic Asian movies for decades now. Some of them are faithful recreations. Others take the original concept and run with ...

Everything Streaming on Arrow Video in October

Everything Streaming on Arrow Video in October Arrow Video is excited to announce the bow of their new subscription-based Arrow platform, available in the US and Canada beginning October 1. Building on the success of the Arrow Video Channel and ...

Remembering Yuko Takeuchi: The Ring Actress Died at 40

Remembering Yuko Takeuchi: The Ring Actress Died at 40 40 years old feels way too young for anyone to pass on from this life, and anything younger definitely feels obscene in a way, as though those that have passed have been robbed of what could have, and ...

Seven Seas Entertainment Announces New Licenses and Full Color Omnibus Release of Sazan and Comet Girl

Seven Seas Entertainment Announces New Licenses and Full Color Omnibus Release of Sazan and Comet Girl Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the release of “Sazan and the Comet Girl”, by Yuriko Akase, in a full color omnibus edition. This edition is currently available in digital format with a ...

5 Reasons Sinister Takes From The Ring (& 5 Ways They’re Different)

5 Reasons Sinister Takes From The Ring (& 5 Ways They’re Different) When C. Robert Cargill first wrote Sinister, he readily admitted it was in direct response to The Ring. Ringu was first a novel written by Koji Suzuki and then quickly adapted to a film of the same ...

Arrow Video Channel Announces July Subscription Titles, Asia Extreme & 80s Horror Collections

Arrow Video Channel Announces July Subscription Titles, Asia Extreme & 80s Horror Collections Arrow Video is excited to announce the July slate of titles on their subscription-based Arrow Video Channel, including acclaimed undead comedy Zombie for Sale and Gamera: The Complete Collection, all ...

Global TV Producers Gear Up for Murder, Mayhem and Mystery

Global TV Producers Gear Up for Murder, Mayhem and Mystery As most industry folk are unable or unwilling to travel for the present, Variety asked its team of international correspondents to highlight a selection of key scripted shows from around the world. ...

Interview: Actor Toby Osmond talks ‘The Ascent’

Interview: Actor Toby Osmond talks ‘The Ascent’ As part of our support for the launch of Tom Paton’s new film The Ascent on VOD, here’s an interview with actor and regular Tom Paton collaborator Toby Osmond, who appears in the film as Jack Ford. ...

Short Film Review: Aswang (1933) (2017) by Khavn

Short Film Review: Aswang (1933) (2017) by Khavn The film description, which seems to be truthful, apart from the last sentence which was probably written by Khavn, states: The first film made in the Philippines to feature optically recorded sound ...

What's Streaming on the New Arrow Video Channel in June

What's Streaming on the New Arrow Video Channel in June Arrow Video is excited to announce the June rollout of titles on their subscription-based Arrow Video Channel, including the exclusive debut of Miguel Llans&#243's Jesus Shows You the Way to the ...

Horror Highlights: The Mother Of Beauty, Becky, Arrow Video Channel

Horror Highlights: The Mother Of Beauty, Becky, Arrow Video Channel We're back with another edition of Horror Highlights! In today's installment, watch the short film The Mother of Beauty, check out the new red band trailer for Becky, and find out what's coming to the ...

The Grudge (2020) review: horrifyingly disappointing

The Grudge (2020) review: horrifyingly disappointing At one point, back in the noughties, it seemed like there was a mad craze for adapting Asian horror cinema for Western audiences. Beginning with the unexpected commercial and critical success of Gore ...

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