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Ghost Channel

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Evil, Foreign Horror, Ghosts, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2018 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Dead Waves

As producer of Spirit Sightings, a TV show in Japan that documents the paranormal, Hiroshi Usui needs ratings if he’s to ever to get a shot at Ringu, Part 8.

Dead Waves

Taking his camera crew and an exorcist he found in the phone book to a house where a young girl is reputedly possessed by something more nasty than shrimp cakes, the ritual goes oops and actually opens the spiritual screen door wider for naked, Goth-faced evil to crawl on stomachs through.

Dead Waves

And it just so happens, as a doctor points out, the airing of the TV show causes the already high suicide rate to spike during that time slot. he blames it on “dead waves,” a way for evil to broadcast itself onto your television. The subliminal influence makes people jump out windows and slash their own throats — and that’s just the commercials.

Dead Waves

But in the end, Dead Waves (2005) is just more slow-paced J-horror crud, with no thrills, chills or eating of brains. And the evil entities? I’ve seen scarier people in fetish clubs. Turn off the TV or jump out a window (okay, don’t do that) — just don’t squander your time on this squanderance of time.

Dr. Dead

Posted in Asian Horror, Evil, Ghosts with tags , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Sleeping With The Dead

Dr. David can see the dead. As a physician, that’s probably not the way to get new patients. But it’s true, an ability he came down with when he flat-lined as a kid, which gave him peeping rights to the Other Side. But for some unexplained reason, everyone around him can see the dead as clearly as he. So much for being special.

Sleeping With The Dead

This all ties in to a female ghost who has been killing men on their birthday and plucking out their left eyeball. Detective Iron Cheung (cool name) is a friend of Dr. D and is investigating the mother-plucker. Turns out all the victims were related – including David and Iron Lung, uh, Iron Cheung. (They’re all old friends.) Oh, before I forget – happy birthday, Cheung! (His special day is right around the corner and the ghost woman is coming to blow out the candles on his death cake. And take his eye.)

Sleeping With The Dead As a preface to this de-facing, each victim starts to get body scars where there were no body scars before. This is all connected to a girl that went missing years ago, a girl that all the guys knew. You better not ask me who the ghost is or I’ll kill your eye. (If you’re double thick and still can’t figure it out, think Stir of Echoes/1999).

Sleeping With The Dead

What little blood in Sleeping With The Dead (aka Cham bin hung leng/2002) gets splashed about is digital. (What, a doctor can’t find real blood?) Besides the pale-face chick ghost with long black hair, the only other “spooky” thing is a skeleton dummy. That could easily be a metaphor for this lifeless attempt at j-horror.