Geisha of Gore Reviews

The Geisha of Gore is in a HAZE (2005)

The Geisha of Gore is in a HAZE (2005)

The Geisha of Gore Presents: HAZE (2005) Review by Colleen Wanglund Written and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto, HAZE (2005) is a short film that also stars the cyberpunk director. Tsukamoto is best known for his TETSUO trilogy, NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE (2006) and NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE 2 (2008). He is also an actor, who has appeared in such(…)

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The Geisha of Gore’s BEST OF 2013

The Geisha of Gore’s BEST OF 2013

THE GEISHA OF GORE’S BEST OF 2013 By Colleen Wanglund I watch a lot of movies, but I don’t usually go see many new films….certainly nowhere near enough to come up with a “Best Of” list for any given year. So my list will cover the five best Asian films I watched in 2013, regardless(…)

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THE QUIET FAMILY vs. HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS

THE QUIET FAMILY vs. HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS

THE QUIET FAMILY vs HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS Movie Reviews by Colleen Wanglund, the Geisha of Gore Written and directed by Kim Jee-woon, THE QUIET FAMILY (1998) is a horror comedy from Korea, and Kim’s first feature film. It tells the story of a family’s last-ditch effort at success by buying a guest house in(…)

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The Geisha of Gore Visits the STRANGE CIRCUS (2005)

The Geisha of Gore Visits the STRANGE CIRCUS (2005)

STRANGE CIRCUS (2005) Movie Review by Colleen Wanglund – “The Geisha of Gore” Shion Sono is definitely an Alejandro Jodorowosky fan. That’s my conclusion after watching Sono’s STRANGE CIRCUS (2005), about the most dysfunctional family ever. At the same time, the film is an intelligent and unflinching look at some of the worst things family(…)

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THE GEISHA MEETS GODZILLA

THE GEISHA MEETS GODZILLA

THE GEISHA OF GORE TAKES A LOOK AT MONSTER MOVIES WITH A MESSAGE: GOJIRA (aka GODZILLA. 1954) & THE HOST (2004) By Colleen Wanglund With everyone having gone and lost their minds over the Syfy channel’s latest questionable monster movie SHARKNADO (2013), I decided to sit down with another questionable monster movie from China called(…)

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Geisha of Gore Review: BLACK RAT (2010)

Geisha of Gore Review: BLACK RAT (2010)

GEISHA OF GORE REVIEW: BLACK RAT (2010) By Colleen Wanglund BLACK RAT (Kuronezumi) is a 2010 Japanese horror film written by Futoshi Fujita—whose only other writing credit is for a film titled KILL (2008)—and directed by Kenta Fukasaku, son of legendary director Kinji Fukasaku, known for such films as BATTLE ROYALE (2000), THE GREEN SLIME(…)

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The Geisha of Gore Reviews: SHUTTER (2004)

The Geisha of Gore Reviews: SHUTTER (2004)

SHUTTER (2004) A Review by Colleen Wanglund, the Geisha of Gore Written and directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom, SHUTTER is a 2004 horror film from Thailand that was remade as an American film with the same title in 2008 (which they are uncredited for). The film opens with Tun (Ananda Everingham), a photographer(…)

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The Geisha of Gore’s TOP MOVIES OF 2012

The Geisha of Gore’s Top Movies of 2012 By Colleen Wanglund I don’t go to see new movies very often…in fact it’s rare.  Most of my theater-going experiences involve midnight screenings of older and classic films.  This past year, however, I did go to quite a few new movie screenings, mostly because of the New(…)

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The Geisha of Gore Enters THE SHOCK LABYRINTH (2009)

The Geisha of Gore Enters THE SHOCK LABYRINTH (2009)

THE SHOCK LABYRINTH (2009) A Film Review by The Geisha of Gore, Colleen Wanglund In the United States, director Takashi Shimizu is probably best known for his JU-ON films (2000-2003), including the American remake, THE GRUDGE (2004), which he directed himself.  Personally one of my favorites from Shimizu is his vampire flick MAREBITO (2004) which(…)

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