Naboer (2005) Review

English Title: Next Door Synopsis (from IMDb): John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies My Quick Review: I have to admit that on second viewings, Naboer left me perplexed. I […]

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) Review

Synopsis: (from IMDb) Katie is trying to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling. When she innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into an unthinkable nightmare of rape, torture, and kidnapping. When a twist of fate finally frees her from her captors – beaten, battered, […]

I Spit on Your Grave (2010) Review

Synopsis: A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. My Quick Review: Since the sequel is being released now, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the remake of one of the classic of rape-revenge movies, I spit On Your Grave. It’s […]

The Forbidden Door (2009) Review

Original Name: Pintu Terlarang Synopsis: The life of a successful sculptor is turned upside down when he begins receiving mysterious messages from someone who asks for his help. My Quick Review: My first Anwar’s movie experience was recently with Modus Anomali, a very intense Thriller with a twist. I was already seduced. But this Lynchian experience […]

Modus Anomali (2012) Review

Synopsis: A guy wakes up in a shallow grave in the woods with amnesia and has to work out what’s going on. He finds a cabin and the mystery begins to unfold. (from IMDb) My Review: Modus Anomali is a strong entry into Indonesian horror cinema. Joko Anwar’s (The Forbidden Door, Dead Time:Kala) 4th movie has […]

Art of the Devil II (2005) Review

Original Title: ลองของ (Long Khong) Synopsis: A group of high school friends reunite after two years when one of their fathers’ committed suicide. They all spend the night at their friend’s place. When darkness falls, strange things begin to happen to them one by one. It is as if someone is using the black arts on […]

Invitation Only (2009) Review

Original Title: Jue ming pai dui Synopsis: Five people arrive at a party, fully unaware that the special night is just a cover for an evening of torture and murder. My Quick Review: I remember when  Invitation Only was released in Asia a couple of years back, everybody was talking about the presence of Maria ozawa (one […]

Red Room (1999) Review

Original Title: Akai misshitsu (heya): Kindan no ôsama geemu Synopsis: How low would you go to win a million dollars? Just how desperate are you for the cash? Desperate enough to enter the Red Room? Quick Review: You got to give it to the japanese: they know their shit when it’s about showing weird twisted human […]

Would You Rather (2012) Review

Synopsis: Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of “Would You Rather,” hosted by a sadistic aristocrat. Quick Review: Would You Rather uses a familiar plot to build an interesting torture porn flick that shines through higher than average standards. The first thing I noticed when […]

The Poughkeepsie Tapes Review

Synopsis (from IMDb): In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer’s work. My Short Review: The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a mockumentary about a serial killer, mixing found footage from interviews and actual footage taken by the killer. And maybe I should not have watched this […]