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Sick Nurses

2007 / d. Piraphan Laoyont, Thodsapol Siriwiwat
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Oh, Asian horror… you so crazy at times. And without a doubt, one of “those times” is right here in SICK NURSES; a film so over-the-top, gratuitous, and downright outrageous that it’s guaranteed to leave your head spinning and your stomach churning! Unless you’re already a fan of Asian splatter films, this is a movie that’s definitely better geared toward a group viewing experience, so you and your friends can share in the absurdity and balls-to-walls gore that this flick dishes up every few minutes. The overall plot (not surprisingly) is focused around an angry spirit exacting her revenge on the medical team who killed her. One by one, a gaggle of sexy Asian nurses meet cruel and tortuous demises, which teeter between hilarious and sickening by merit of just how graphic  and excessive they are. I mean, without spoiling anything, when was the last time you saw someone choke to death on a fetus? Oh… what’s that? You’ve never seen that? I was like you, once… before watching SICK NURSES.

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Wild Zero

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Lock and loll! Ridiculously over-the-top acting, poorly animated UFOs, gender-confused transvestites, and Japanese gut-munching zombies, come together to create this highly entertaining but outright bizarre Asian flick. Do yourself and favour and play the drinking game to really enjoy the movie to its full potential.

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Three…Extremes

2004 / d. Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook, Takashi Miike
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A unique and at times unsettling anthology of Asian horrors. The three tales are carried out by their respective directors with artistry and confidence behind the camera. The three separate tales consists of a woman going to extreme lengths to retain her youth… even if it means devouring the young (“Dumplings”); in “Cut,” a director working on a horror picture finds himself victimized by a psychotic stunt man who is intent on making the filmmaker suffer for having a great life; in the final tale, “Box,” a young writer is haunted by memories of her sister, a sister who she left to burn to death at the circus where they performed. Each vignette manages to contain their own creepy moments and deliver them in that typical Eastern fashion. Although a little confusing in spots, the film’s strong stories and absolutely gorgeous cinematography help to make it one of the more distinctive Asian horror films. (JC)