Horror

Watcher in the Attic / Edogawa Ranpo ryoki-kan Yaneura no sanposha (1976) Noboru Tanaka, Junko Miyashita, Renji Ishibashi, Hiroshi Chô, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Erotic

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Based on a story by well-praised Japanese writer Edogawa Rampo. In Tokyo, 1923, Saburo Gouda is exploring secrets of his fellow-occupants of an apartment building. All from above, using spy-holes bored in ceilings of his neighbors rooms. After he sees a meeting between aristocratic (and bored) Lady Minako and a clown, he realizes, that pursuit of Minako’s blooming dark realm of senses is drawing themselves by the corruption they both experience and cause.

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Dororo (2007) Akihiko Shiota, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Kiichi Nakai, Action, Fantasy, Horror

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In the year 3048, the wounded Lord Kagemitsu Daigo proposes a deal to rule the whole world to forty-eight demons in their sealed temple. In return, the demons ask forty-eight parts of the body of his unborn son. When the mutilated baby is born, his mother puts him in a basket in the river flow to save his life. The baby survives and becomes the demon slayer Hyakkimaru that slash demons to retrieve his body parts. During his journey, he meets the female thief Dororo, who was raised as a boy after the death of her parents by the evil Lord Daigo, in a small town and she befriends Hyakkimaru and joins him in his quest seeking revenge against the Daigo’s clan.

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Flowers (2015) Phil Stevens, Colette Kenny Mckenna, Krystle Fitch, Anastasia Blue, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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An abstract, surreal horror film centering around six dead women waking up in the crawl space below their killer’s house only to discover that they are trapped in their own limbo and purgatory. The house itself contains many rooms revealing hints and clues to their past lives and how they’ve come to end up where they are. One by one and alone, each girl is forced to accept their fate or remain in place, between the walls of a rotting house. A movie that tells it’s story in silence. Without any spoken dialog and surrounded in a cryptic and dark visual atmosphere, FLOWERS is a film that builds on the journey and not the destination.

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Welp / Cub (2014) Jonas Govaerts, Maurice Luijten, Evelien Bosmans, Titus De Voogdt, Adventure, Horror

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Sam, 12, is in trouble: his entire “Pathfinder” scout troop picks on him – and worse. The leader, Peter, is the worst of all. He seems to find a sadistic pleasure in humiliating Sam. This year’s trip is to a woods near the French border where a curious legend named Kai is said, around the campfire, to make mischief. But when Sam finds that Kai is no legend and that he makes more than mischief, no one believes him.

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Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi / The Joy of Torture (1968) Teruo Ishii, Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Drama, Horror, Erotic

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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head and now sister Mitsu is forced give herself to her brothers boss Mr. Mino in order to help pay for Shinza’s doctors bills. The second segment is about the arrival of mother Reiho and her servant Rintoku at the Jukuin monastery. The monastery is located new to e temple inhabited by priest and one day when one of them named Shunkei runs by Reiho he arouses something inside of her. The final segment is about a tattoo artist named Horicho who has just given Kimicho his greatest tattoo to date. While showing his work off to a group of people, a man named Lord Nambera walks by mocking the tattoo and it lack of realism.

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Zhuo gui da shi / Ninja Vampire Busters (1989) Norman Law Man, Stanley Wing Siu, Kent Cheng, Pak-Cheung Chan, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Comedy, Horror

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In ancient China, a demon was defeated in a fierce battle with a priest, who sealed it’s evil spirit in a vase. Centuries later, during the cultural revolution, rebels attempted to gain possession of the vessel from the priest’s descendant; however, he threw it into the ocean to keep it from being tampered. The vase was recovered years later in Hong Kong and was auctioned off to a councilman. The demon, unfortunately, escaped and took control of the councilman’s body, beginning a spree of terror in the city.

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Private Parts (1972) Paul Bartel, Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, John Ventantonio, Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt’s skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio. The lodgers are odd, Aunt Martha is a moralizer obsessed with funerals, murder is afoot, and the inexperienced and trusting Cheryl may be the next victim. She wants to be treated like a woman, and she’s drawn to George, a handsome photographer who longs for human contact but sleeps with a water-inflated doll and spies on Cheryl as she bathes. Jeff, a neighborhood clerk, may be Cheryl’s only ally in what she doesn’t realize is a perilous residence haunted by family secrets. And, what happened to Alice, a model who used to have Cheryl’s room?

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