Geisha of Gore Reviews

The Geisha of Gore review of EBOLA SYNDROME (1996)

The Geisha of Gore review of EBOLA SYNDROME (1996)

EBOLA SYNDROME (1996) A “Geisha of Gore” Review by Colleen Wanglund Written by Ting Chau and directed by Herman Yau (THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN, 2010), EBOLA SYNDROME (1996) is a Category III exploitation film from Hong Kong. Category III is a rating given to films classified by the Hong Kong government for “adults(…)

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The Geisha of Gore reviews UZUMAKI (2000)

The Geisha of Gore reviews UZUMAKI (2000)

A “Giesha of Gore” Review UZUMAKI (2000) By Colleen Wanglund Directed by Higuchinsky (who only has two other feature films to his credit), UZUMAKI (2000) is based on the manga of the same name by Junji Ito. Ito also wrote the manga TOMIE that would later be adapted into a series of horror films from 1999(…)

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The Geisha of Gore Reviews BLACK NIGHT (2006)

The Geisha of Gore Reviews BLACK NIGHT (2006)

BLACK NIGHT (2006) Movie Review by Colleen Wanglund, The Geisha of Gore BLACK NIGHT (Hak yae,2006) is a horror anthology in which all three stories share the central themes of revenge and betrayal. The first story, NEXT DOOR (Hong Kong), directed by Patrick Leung, sees Jane (Annie Liu), a self-centered musician returning home to her(…)

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The Geisha of Gore follows THE CHASER (2008)

The Geisha of Gore follows THE CHASER (2008)

THE CHASER (2008)A “Geisha of Gore” ReviewBy Colleen Wanglund THE CHASER (2008, Korea) is a slow-burn thriller written and directed by Na Hong-jin. The film was his directorial debut, and the only other feature Na Hong-jin directed is THE YELLOW SEA (2010), another crime thriller. THE CHASER stars Kim Yun-seok (THE YELLOW SEA, 2010, THE(…)

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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 films as(…)

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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 KATAKURISMovie 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 the(…)

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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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