So, another film from 2004 and one that seems to always be at the top, or thereabouts of people top lists of J-Horror films; Infection directed by Masayuki Ochiai.
To be fair it has been a long time since I watched this one, possibly way back in 2007 when you could still go to Blockbusters to rent these kind of things! Having said that though I (and my wife) still hold that this is the worst film we have ever seen… and since then we’ve seen quite a few stinkers. The comparison is always “well, it’s not as bad as Infection.”
Now, I may be doing it a disservice but as far as I can remember it was cheap, cheesy, wooden acting and full of green slime for what reason I can no longer remember. Of course, I am completely open to reconsideration on this one and we both keep saying we should get hold of it again and re-watch.
There is a hospital in Infection, like this one but with more green slime in it. And darker.
I think it has something to do with an infection, in a hospital and I believe zombies may be involved but as I say, it’s been awhile.
Recently watched The Doll Master, a 2004 South Korean horror directed by Yong-ki Jeong.
IMDb describes it thus: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416853/ and gives it 5.9/10 which is probably about right. It is, to my mind at least, kind of complicated (re)vengeful spirit narrative involving dolls and err… spirits. Not entirely sure what and why the things that happened, happened but it was intriguing and well acted with a few jump moments.
Some dolls not unlike the ones in The Doll Master film
Not overly horrific really, but any film containing life like dolls is bound to be creepy and this was. Look out for the interesting fixtures and fitings; no way I’d sleep in one of those rooms!