Archive for Ringu

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.

A Locker Full Of Ghosts

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Evil, Foreign Horror, Ghosts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Locker

A ghost chick lives in a Shibuya bus station locker. Rent is only 25 cents. As the legend goes, if you put a coin in the locker – possibly a quarter – your romantic wishes will come true.

The Locker

It doesn’t work because the locker is cursed. (There was a dead baby found in it, which explains the ghostly crying, ghostly hand prints and the ghostly Ringu-type lady who wants to eat your soul for brunch.)

The Locker

 

Six clearly bored teens try their luck with the locker in hopes that it’ll grant them feeling-up privileges. All but one don’t make it to Locker 3. (This movie is 1 and 2 together, which could be considered a bonus. Not so much as it means a boring ghost story is just that much longer.)

The Locker

The Locker (2004) – dumb premise, no gore to speak of, lukewarm ghostly sequences and a few hot teen Asian chicks. Back to the bus station.