ASIAN HORROR TOP 10
" (Japan): Middle-aged widower holds a fake audition for a nonexistent film in order to find a girlfriend, and falls for lovely, demure psycho with a penchant for acupuncture and amputation. Directed by Takashi Miike
(Japan/US): The dark side of "Memoirs of a Geisha." Tormented gaijin looks for lost love in Meiji-era Japan, and finds a hideously-disfigured yet seductive prostitute with a dark secret. Directed by Takashi Miike
" episode from "THREE" (Hong Kong). In Peter Chan's haunting episode for this Asian horror trilogy, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine waits for his dead wife to revive after steeping her body in herbs.
(Hong Kong): Aging beauty Miriam Yeung seeks rejuvenation by eating special dumplings served by Bai Ling, until she finds out what the secret ingredient is. Directed by Fruit Chan.
5. "MEMENTO MORI
" (Korea). when unhealthy attachments from in an all-girls' school in Korea, not even death can saver them.
(Thailand): In old Siam, a village youth survives a bloody battle with the Burmese, and finds his way back home to his wife and infant child. But why are the villagers shunning them? And why are they turning up dead?
(Thailand): A photographer sees dead people through his camera lens. Is it just guilt, or are they for real?
(Japan): It is hard to imagine how anyone could top the creepy atmospherics in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's original, where the internet is portal into hell, or someplace worse.
9. "TELL ME SOMETHING"
(Korea): A series of grisly murders leads police to a beautiful artist, but is she the next victim, or is she the killer?
10. "A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
" (Korean): A uniquely Korean spin on "The Others," and just as nerve-racking.