Noroi

Noroi: The Curse (Noroi) (2005)

Noroi: The Curse (Noroi) first published by VODzilla.co Around the turn of the millennium, a slew of Japanese horror films came out which updated old superstitions and traditional long-haired spectres to a new technological era, and spread their malign influence across the Pacific. For each of Hideo Nakata’s Ring (1998) and Dark Water (2002), Kiyoshi…

Sadako

Sadako vs. Kayako (2016)

Sadako vs. Kayako first published by VODzilla.co Sometimes to understand the present, you need to plunge headlong into history. Back on the eve of the new millennium, Hideo Nakata’s Ring (1998) would introduce the world to Sadako Yamamura, an unquiet spirit who wreaks her revenge from the world beyond via a cursed videotape. Updating traditional Japanese…

A Grotesque ruling from the BBFC

Piece originally published in Little White Lies On the 18th of August, 2009, the British Board of Film Classification (or BBFC) refused to grant a certificate to Koji Shiraishi’s Grotesque (aka Gorotesku), which had been due for DVD release through 4Digital Asia. It is one of only four films to have been rejected for certification…