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Japanese master director Takashi Miike, helmer of such past horrors as 'Audition' (Aka 'Odishon') and 'One Missed Call' (Aka 'Chakushin ari'), returns to the genre with his new murderous feature 'Lesson of the Evil' (Aka 'Aku no kyoten'). A new shocking trailer from the non-subtitled flick has reared its head which you can head below to check out. Based on the novel of the same name by Japanese author Yusuke Kishi the flick centers on a teacher named Seiji Hasumi, played by Hideaki Ito, who's mental condition leads him to murder his students one by one. Takayuki Yamada, Jab, Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaido and Kento Hayashi all star. Check out the new trailer and full plot info below. »
With the release of the Nintendo 3Ds title Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, Shock will be rolling out a series of retrospectives that look at tales of terror that tie together technology and horror. Games, cameras, phones, computers, televisions...you name it.
I don't believe in ghosts. There's just something about their portrayal in films and on “reality” TV that makes me doubt their existence beyond my own personal feelings. But I will admit that the treatment of ghosts in some films can be quite terrifying, yes, even to a guy that doesn't believe in them to begin with.
American films about the paranormal all seem to exhibit similar qualities. There's a standard list of rules and tropes for ghost stories that are inherently “American” and more often then not these things show up in an American film. Japanese films are a different kind of beast altogether. Perhaps it is the culture of Japan, »
Takashi Miike. The name is synonymous with some of the most riveting cinema we have seen over the last couple of decades. Any time his name becomes attached to a new project we sit up and listen. So should you.
According to Nippon Cinema Takashi Miike (pictured right; Audition, Dead or Alive, Three...Extremes, Visitor Q, Gozu, One Missed Call, Ichi the Killer) is set to direct a film adaptation of Yusuke Kishi’s bestselling 2010 novel Aku no Kyoten (aka Lesson of the Evil).
The movie will star Hideaki Ito in a role quite a bit darker than what he’s usually known for. He’ll be playing a teacher named Seiji Hasumi who’s loved by his students and respected by his peers. However, his outward charm masks his true nature. In reality, Hasumi is a psychopath who is unable to feel empathy for other human beings. Specifically, he »
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3 items from 2012
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