Horror-themed attractions in Japan are fundamentally different from their Western counterparts. Before venturing into a labyrinthine recreation of a mental hospital or school, you’re often prompted to watch a short video which describes the creepy ...Read More »
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Tito and the Birds’ producer, co-director, and co-screenwriter Gustavo Steinberg thinks most modern children’s films are little more than escapist entertainment. Having witnessed the haunting surrealism and muffled moralizing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate ...Read More »
The end of October means more than just cooler temperatures, it’s also the time when characters like Dracula, Alucard, Jason, the student body of Heavenly Host Elementary and even a band of ditzy demons emerge ...Read More »
Seemingly, the PC port of Disgaea 5 has caught itself in series of Prinny-esque predicaments. Originally intended for release last May, the title was inexplicably delayed after user feedback was gathered during beta testing. Subsequently, ...Read More »
Demon’s Crystal’s plotline is conveyed via a three-paragraph text crawl which proceeds the first level. Undoubtedly, it could have been condensed even further, as four color-coded, but functionally identical Urican Demons defeat the undead across ...Read More »
As the director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast, Mamoru Hosoda has crafted films that have delighted audiences, charmed critics, and won numerous awards. With ...Read More »