Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Horror, exploitation, suspense, psychological thriller, supernatural shocker, bizarre art house, whatever your film preference, one thing's for sure: nobody does it darker than Asian filmmakers. Just what is it that makes Asian dark cinema so dark? Why is Hollywood rushing to remake Asian horror movies? And how can you get your hands on these fantastic films?

Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong & Thailand (blog) explores these questions as well as looking at over sixty titles ranging from high profile pictures to low-budget gems. Author Patrick Galloway (Stray Dogs and Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook) is your guide on this harrowing journey through some of the most horrendous yet highly entertaining films ever made.