'Creepy': It doesn't get much eerier than this

Film / Reviews Jun 15, 2016

'Creepy': It doesn't get much eerier than this

by Mark Schilling

The title of "Creepy," the new shocker by horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa, sounds like an in-jokey self-parody. It's like titling a new Adam Sandler comedy "Goofy" (or if you're not feeling charitable, "Crappy"). But "Creepy," which premiered at this year's Berlin Film Festival, is ...

Female fears at the dead center of J-horror

Film Oct 21, 2015

Female fears at the dead center of J-horror

by Kaori Shoji

Japan is a scary place. It has inspired masters of horror over three centuries, from Akinari Ueda in the 1700s ("Ugetsu Monogatari") to Lafcadio Hearn ("Kwaidan") in the late 1800s, all the way to the 1990s, when Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Cure" and Hideo Nakata's "Ringu" ...