A New Moviehooker List
Five New Crazy AF Japanese Horror and Fantasy films.
Japanese Horror is among some of the best and brutal cinema experiences a horror-hound like myself could ever dream of. I have hunted down some upcoming releases, you all should know about.
A part two could be on the cards. I will get to them all, you know I will!
***HOPE YOU ENJOY THE LIST***
TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL
Tokyo Vampire Hotel is from director Sono Sion.
Manami, get’s caught up in some vampiric activity while out celebrating her 22nd birthday. After Narrowly escaping a murder spree, two vampires; K, from the Dracula clan, and Yamada, from the Corvin clan want to sink their teeth into her.
Sion fans will be delighted to hear that Tokyo Vampire Hotel is a nine-episode mini-series.
Picked up by Amazon Prime (Japan). This gave Sion the creative freedom to make the series as hardcore as he wants.
Not that Japan ever needs creative freedom, though, right?. They have been sticking their middle finger up the asses of censorship for decades. That’s why you’ve got to love and support the Japanese film industry, as crazy and morbid as it is.
BEFORE WE VANISH
The first adaptation of Before We Vanish was for a stage play. After that, it was adapted into a novel, and now a feature-length film from director Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
When a man vanishes from a small coastal town it sparks concern among the residents. Days later, he returns, changed, he is not the same man he was.
At the same time, a young girl commits a horrific multiple-murder. Things are starting to get a little weird in their once peaceful little village. Aliens have arrived and for some reason, this little village has been chosen as their HQ. Their starting point for an alien invasion, and the beginning of the end for the human race.
I love Asian sci-fi’s, more to the point, I love PARASYTE, both parts 1+2. I have read a couple of mixed reviews, but Before We Vanish already sounds way better than most American sci-fi’s.
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL
It’s impossible to focus on the dark and beautiful world of Japanese cinema and not feature a movie from one of my all-time heroes, Mr Takeshi Miike
The man tackles any genre with total creative control not bowing down to the powers of censorship.
Blade Of The Immortal is a historical samurai action epic.
With an immortal samurai as our lead, there will be no end to the slicing and dicing
The story follows a cursed samurai who must destroy 1000 evil men before regaining his mortality.
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE CHAPTER 1
Just like I said above: You can’t have a crazy Japanese movie list without Takeshi Miike. Yup, the man has made it onto the list, yet again!
Next up, superpowers and dodgy hairstyles take centre stage for Miike’s, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I.
Set in a fictional world called Morioh where everyone has a superpower called The Stand. The title, “Diamond Is Unbreakable” refers to the main character’s, Josuke’s power, or Stand: Shining Diamond. Sort of sounds like a finishing move in an arcade game…or a stupid Rihanna song.
Trailer looks like what you would expect from a Manga adaptation directed by Takeshi Miike. Crazy AF.
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Ajin: Demi-Human is yet again another Manga adaptation. It is also, my favourite from this new list of Japanese horror movies I have put together.
Sweet ultra-violence at its very finest.
Kei Nagai is resurrected & possessed by an Ajin after a traffic accident. Ajin’s are powerful, magical beings. They’re tricked into thinking they can live safely among the humans but get hunted and experimented on by a tyrannical government. These horrible experiments have forced them into hiding. In the shadows, they wait until it’s time to retaliate.
Reading up on this I have noticed that they’ve changed some plot-points. As well as the plot changes, there has been also a shift in the ages of characters. As a result of this, it has a lot of fans worried…but you can’t please everyone, right?
I am not aware of the Manga. That’s the only good thing about my lack of reading. I can count on one hand a number of books or graphic novels I have read in my life and I am not proud. However, it does have it’s pros as I can enjoy an adaptation and not make comparisons to its original source. Also, it saves my mind from a lot of torture when an adaptation doesn’t work.
Lastly, if you cant wait for AJIN, then you can hunt out the 3-part Manga series (released in November). The reviews are nothing less than astonishing. You pre-order it right here
The YouTube trailer looks like this is going to be one hell of a film.
THANKS FOR READING THIS JAPANESE HORROR, FANTASY…and SCI-FI MOVIE LIST.
EXPECT MORE LISTS FEATURING MORE UPCOMING UNIQUELY AMAZING FILMS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.
For My Next List, I’ll Be Focusing on Part 2 To My Hugely Popular 21 European Horror Movies Article.
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