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25. Take Me Home (2016 / Kongkiat Khomsiri / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {94 m.}

Mad Monster Party?! Goes Southeast Asian!
1. Gancore Gud; aka: Dead Bite (2011 / Apisit Opasaimlikit / Thailand) FTV 6+/10 {94 m.}
2. Vampariah (2016 / Matthew Abaya / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}
3. Brides of Blood (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7+/10 {97 m.}
4. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {95 m.}
5. Beast of Blood (1970 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7+/10 {90 m.}
6. The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 6+/10 {90 m.}
7. Raw Force (1982 / Edward Murphy / Philippines) 8/10 {86 m.}
8. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan; aka: Lady Terminator (1989 / H. Tjut Djalil / Indonesia) 8/10 {82 m.}
9. Seed of Darkness (2006 / Michael Chuah / Malaysia) FTV 5/10 {102 m.}
10. The Attic (2017 / Kaprice Kea / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {72 m.}
11. The Twilight People (1972 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 5+/10 {81 m.}
12. Beyond Atlantis (1973 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7-/10 {91 m.}
13. The Offering (2016 / Kelvin Tong / Singapore) FTV 5/10 {95 m.}
14. Demons (2018 / Daniel Hui / Singapore) FTV 7/10 {84 m.}
15. Dek hor; aka: Dorm (2006 / Songyos Sugmakanan / Thailand) FTV 7+/10 {110 m.}
16. Lumaban ka, Satanas; aka: The Killing of Satan (1983 / Efren C. Pinon / Philippines) FTV 6+/10 {93 m.}
17. Badoet; aka: Clown of the Dead (2015 / Awi Suryadi / Indonesia) FTV 7/10 {87 m.}
18. Terror Is a Man (1959 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {97 m.}
19. Kulay dugo ang gabi; aka: The Blood Drinkers (1964 / Gerardo de Leon / Philippines) 7+/10 {88 m.}
20. Modus Anomali; aka: Ritual (2012 / Joko Anwar / Indonesia) FTV 6-/10 {87 m.}
21. Santet; aka: Black Magic (2018 / Helfi C.H. Kardit / Indonesia) FTV 6/10 {85 m.}
22. Demon of Paradise (1987 / Cirio H. Santiago / Philippines) 7-/10 {87 m.}
23. The Lease (2018 / Paolo Bertola / Philippines) FTV 4+/10 {96 m.}
24. Zombadings 1: Patayin sa shokeot si Remington; aka: Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (1983 / Jade Castro / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {96 m.}

25. Take Me Home (2016 / Kongkiat Khomsiri / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {94 m.}

Views: 25 / FTV’s: 17 / Doubles w/ Horror Challenge: 25 / {2269 m.}
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1. Lady Terminator (1989, Indonesia) 81 min.
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11. Lewat Djam Malam - After the Curfew (1954, Usmar Ismail) - Indonesia - 103 min

12. Sekala Niskala - The Seen and Unseen (2017, Kamila Andini) - Indonesia - 82 min

13. Luk e-san - Son of the Northeast (1982, Vichit Kounavudhi) - Thailand - 131 min
Seen so far:
1. Kisapmata - Blink of an Eye (1981, Mike De Leon) - Philippines - 98 min

2. Tôi thay hoa vàng trên co xanh - Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (2015, Victor Vu) - Vietnam - 98 min

3. Nunal sa tubig - Speck in the Water (1976, Ishmael Bernal) - Philippines - 119 min

4. Chung một dòng sông - On the Same River (1959, Hong Nghi Nguyen, Ky Nam Pham) - (North) Vietnam - 94 min

5. Serafin Geronimo: Ang kriminal ng Baryo Concepcion - The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion (1998, Lav Diaz) - Philippines - 122 min

6. Fan ba karaoke - Fun Bar Karaoke (1997, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang) - Thailand - 100 min

7. Headshot (2011, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang) - Thailand - 105 min

8. Headshot (2016, Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto) - Indonesia - 118 min

9. Birdshot (2016, Mikhail Red) - Philippines - 115 min

10. K'na, the Dreamweaver (2014, Ida Anita Del Mundo) - Philippines - 85 min

11. Lewat Djam Malam - After the Curfew (1954, Usmar Ismail) - Indonesia - 103 min

12. Sekala Niskala - The Seen and Unseen (2017, Kamila Andini) - Indonesia - 82 min

13. Luk e-san - Son of the Northeast (1982, Vichit Kounavudhi) - Thailand - 131 min
Son of the Northeast was great probably my favourite so far, After the Curfew was very good also, but i didn't quite enjoyed The Seen and the Unseen as much, although i thought it was an horror movie before watching it so i probably wasn't in the mood
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Hot Curries and Slow Cinema
Day 1 - two heavy meals of heavy Filipino slow cinema, and a rather stale Thai horror dessert

1. Imburnal / Sewer (Sherad Anthony Sanchez, 2008, PHILIPPINES, 196 minutes)
2. Now Showing (Raya Martin, 2008, PHILIPPINES, 279 minutes)
3. See prang / 4bia / Phobia (Banjong Pisanthanakun/Paween Purikitpanya/Yongyoot Thongkongtoon/Parkpoom Wongpoom, 2008, THAILAND, 112 minutes)

Day 2 - Lav Diaz' heavy sadness; Filipino vampires and Thai ghosts

4. Melancholia (Lav Diaz, 2008, PHILIPPINES, 446 minutes)
5. Kulay dugo ang gabi / Blood is the Color of Night / The Blood Drinkers (Gerardo de Leon, 1964, PHILIPPINES, 87 minutes)
6. Suay Laak Sai / Sick Nurses (Piraphan Laoyant/Thodsopol Siriwiwat, 2007, THAILAND, 82 minutes)

Day 3 - Blood Island, and Kung-Fu fighting Snake Woman

7. Brides of Blood (Gerardo de Leon/Eddie Romero, 1968, PHILIPPINES , 97 minutes)
8. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (Gerardo de Leon/Eddie Romero, 1968, PHILIPPINES , 89 minutes)
9. Beast of Blood (Eddie Romero, 1970, PHILIPPINES , 90 minutes)

10. She yao jing / Devil Woman / Bruka, Queen of Evil (Felix Villar/Chi-Lien Yu, 1973, PHILIPPINES /Hong Kong, 95 minutes)

Day 4 - more from Eddie Romero & John Ashley; and worse

11. Beast of the Yellow Night (Eddie Romero, 1971, PHILIPPINES , 84 minutes))
12. The Twilight People (Eddie Romero, 1972, PHILIPPINES , 81 minutes))
13. Vampire Hookers (Cirio H. Santiago, 1978, PHILIPPINES , 80 minutes)
14. Primitif / Savage Terror (Sisworo Gautama Putra, 1980, INDONESIA, 85 minutes)

Day 5 - Four domestic horrors, four female protagonists, four countries

15. The Maid (Kelvin Tong, 2005, SINGAPORE, 89 minutes)
16. Chanthaly (Mattie Do, 2012, LAOS, 99 minutes)
17. Cô Hâu Gái / The Housemaid (Derek Nguyen, 2016, VIETNAM/South Korea, 104 minutes)
18. Chermin / Mirror (Zarina Abdullah, 2007, MALAYSIA, 94 minutes)

Day 6 - Indonesian crazy schlock duo

19. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan / Lady Terminator (H. Tjut Djalil, 1989, INDONESIA, 81 minutes)
20. Dangerous Seductress (H. Tjut Djalil, 1992, INDONESIA, 94 minutes)

Day 7 - early Lav Diaz

21. Serafin Geronimo: Ang kriminal ng Baryo Concepcion / The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion (Lav Diaz, 1998, PHILIPPINES , 112 minutes))
22. Burger Boy's (Lav Diaz, 1999, PHILIPPINES , 104 minutes))
23. Hesus, rebolusyunaryo / Jesus the Revolutionary (Lav Diaz, 2002, PHILIPPINES , 114 minutes)

Day 8 - 3 genre films, 6 directors, 3 countries

24. Shutter (Banjong Pisanthanakun/Parkpoom Wongpoom, 2004, THAILAND, 92 minutes)
25. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Emmanuel H. Borlaza/Ishmael Bernal/Peque Gallaga, 1984, PHILIPPINES , 125 minutes))
26. Perawan di Sarang Sindikat / Virgins from Hell (Ackyl Anwari, 1987, INDONESIA, 93 minutes)

Day 9 - just a couple more so-so horrors from the Philippines and Thailand

27. Lumaban ka, Satanas / The Killing of Satan (Efren C. Piñon, 1983, PHILIPPINES , 93 minutes)
28. Nang Nak (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1999, THAILAND, 101 minutes)

Day 10 - bad schlock, good schlock, bad "remake" of good schlock

29. Demons of Paradise (Cirio H. Santiago, 1983, PHILIPPINES , 87 minutes)
30. Ratu Ilmu Hitam / The Queen of Black Magic (Liliek Sudjio, 1981, INDONESIA, 90 minutes)
31. Ratu Ilmu Hitam / The Queen of Black Magic (Kimo Stamboel, 2019, INDONESIA, 96 minutes)

Day 11 - serious gore, and another original/remake, all from Indoneisa

32. Darah / Macabre (Kimo Stamboel/Timo Tjahjanto, as "The Mo Brothers", 2009, INDONESIA, 95 minutes)
33. Pengabid Satan / Satan's Slave (Sisworo Gautama Putra, 1982, INDONESIA, 96 minutes)
34. Pengabid Satan / Satan's Slave (Joko Anwar, 2017, INDONESIA/ South Korea, 106 minutes)

Day 12 - 5 intense features from Mike De Leon

35. Itim / Black / The Rites of May (Mike De Leon, 1977, PHILIPPINES, 106 minutes)
36. Kakabakaba ka ba? / Will Your Heart Beat Faster? (Mike De Leon, 1980, PHILIPPINES, 107 minutes)
37. Kisapmata / In the Wink of an Eye (Mike De Leon, 1981, PHILIPPINES, 98 minutes)
38. Batch '81 (Mike De Leon, 1982, PHILIPPINES, 106 minutes
39. Sister Stella L (Mike De Leon, 1984, PHILIPPINES, 104 minutes)

Day 13 - two early Filipino features

40. Forbidden Women (Eduardo de Castro, 1948, PHILIPPINES, 61 minutes)
41. Genghis Khan (Manuel Conde, 1950, PHILIPPINES, 77 minutes)

Day 14 - Thai voodoo

42. Khon len khong / Art of the Devil (Tanit Jitnukul, 2004, THAILAND, 96 minutes)
43. Long khong / Art of the Devil 2 (a shitload of directors, 2005, THAILAND, 97 minutes)

Day 15 - more 50s Filipino cinema

44. Sanda Wong (Gerardo de Leon, 1955, PHILIPPINES, 97 minutes)
45. Badjao / Badjao: The Sea Gypsies (Lawrence V. Avellana, 1957, PHILIPPINES, 91 minutes)
46. Biyaya ng lupa / Blessings of the Land (Manuel Silos, 1959, PHILIPPINES, 110 minutes)

Day 16 - Thai ghost stories (mostly)

47. Pen choo kab pee / The Unseeable (Wisit Sasanatieng, 2006, THAILAND, 93 minutes)
48. 3 A.M. 3D (Patchanon Thammajira/Kirati Nakintanon/Isara Nadee, 2012, THAILAND, 96 minutes)

Day 17 - 2 just-different-enough horror films from Indonesia and the Philippines

49. Kuntilanak / The Chanting (Rizal Mantovani, 20016, INDONESIA, 95 minutes)
50. Seklusyon / Seclusion (Erik Matti, 2016, PHILIPPINES, 85 minutes)

Day 18 - Filipino shorts and one more 60s horror flick

51-53. SHORTS 25+25+30+13+6+13+39+31= 182 minutes
a) Ang magpakailanman / Eternity (Raymond Red, 1982, PHILIPPINES)
b) Kabaka / Enemy (Raymond Red, 1983, PHILIPPINES)
c) Puting Paalam / White Funeral (Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena, 1997, PHILIPPINES)
d) Anino / Shadows (Raymond Red, 2000, PHILIPPINES)
e) Long Live Philippine Cinema! (Raya Martin, 2009, PHILIPPINES)
f) Waiting Shed (Ely Buendia, 2009, PHILIPPINES)
g) Walang alaala ang mga paru-paro / Butterflies Have No Memories (Lav Diaz, 2009, PHILIPPINES)
h) Prologo sa ang dakilang desaparacido / Prologue to the Great Desaparecido (Lav Diaz, 2013, PHILIPPINES)

54. Ibulong mo sa hangin / Blood of the Vampires / Curse of the Vampires (Gerardo de Leon, 1966, PHILIPPINES, 82 minutes)

Day 19 - an odd Thai high-concept horror-mystery-comedy

55. 13 game sayawng / 13 Beloved / 13: Game of Death (Chookiat Saveerakul, 2006, THAILAND, 108 minutes)

Day 20 - a Vietnamese ghost story

56. Muoi / Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait (Tae-kyeong Kim, 2007, VIETNAM/South Korea, 94 minutes)

Seems ghost stories are the thing in this region and this century - or maybe I've just happened to stumble on more than my fair share of them. This one is all right I guess, with a vaguely interesting concept - a young Korean writer travels to Vietnam both to reunite with an old friend and more importantly to research and write about the myth of Muoi, a wronged woman (lots of wronged-dead-women-seeking-vengeance-on-the-living in these cinemas for sure) who came back and murdered her lover and etc etc, I suspect you'll know the drill when you start to see the fractured relationship between Yun-hoi and Seo-yeon, and learn that a man came between them once, and now Yun-hoi (the writer/protagonist) is having spooky visions. There's some stuff here about identity that seemed interesting - Vietnamese/Korean specifically, and I think one of the characters was supposed to be mixed-race but either I wasn't paying close enough attention of it simply wasn't made clear enough for this westerner - but overall it's nothing special. This is the second Vietnamese/Korean co-production I've seen this month and there are a couple of other possibilities I've found; seems Korean money and Vietnamese locations have been a nice match-up for a few filmmakers recently.

Day 21 - A Filipino ghost story - ghosts, why did it have to be ghosts?

57. Eerie (Mikhail Red, 2018, PHILIPPINES, 101 minutes)

Yet another ghost-from-the-past-affecting-the-living story, and yet another involving religions somewhat heavily - this takes place in the Catholic girls' school in 1995, with one teacher, the school guidance counsellor, who is not a nun, and who right from the get-go is suspicious as the reliable protagonist, as one of the students she counsels is in fact a ghost, Erika, who was apparently abused decades before and is now seeking revenge, yadda yadda. Too many of these films over a short span of time for me! But this one overall is decent - it's nicely shot; even if it's anchored in a sort of muted green-yellow palette that I tend to despise in a lot of low-budget digital filmmaking, the lighting is interesting and the mise en scene and editing keep things attractive and somewhat unusual; several of the outdoor courtyard shots in particular are pretty cool. And Bea Alonzo, a fairly big star taking a little detour from the couple dozen romances she'd done in the previous 15 years, is pretty solid in the lead, though it becomes increasingly hard to care about what's going on when you can see the inevitable resolution that she's actually dead herself coming from a mile away. Overall, like the previous day's film, all right and borderline recommendable, but that's about all I can say.
Day 22 - the very dark social realism of Mario O'Hara

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58. Tatlong taong walang Diyos / Three Years Without God (1976, PHILIPPINES, 125 minutes)
59. Pangarap ng puso / Demons (2000) PHILIPPINES, 95 minutes)
60. Babae sa Breakwater / Woman of Breakwater PHILIPPINES, 128 minutes)

Mario O'Hara was born in 1946 to a large middle-class family of mixed Irish-American, Spanish and Filipino heritage in Zamboanga City; because of his father's family, he was eligible to apply for American citizenship, which he rejected - and watching these films, particularly the first, one can see why. He began training as a chemical engineer but gave it up early on to focus on writing for radio dramas, and writing was also his entry into film when he met the slightly older Lino Brocka in the late 1960s; he ended up writing the original stories and/or screenplays for several of Brocka's notable early films, including Weighed But Not Wanting and Insiang, before making his own directorial debut in 1976. He made over two dozen films through 2010, and also worked extensively in TV, before dying of leukemia at 66 in 2012.

O'Hara's concerns are not dissimilar from those of Brocka (unsurprisingly) or Mike DeLeon - poverty, violence, inequality, and the long and often seemingly hopeless struggle of the Filipino people under successive periods of foreign domination - and their own authoritarian leaders. His films have a bit more melodrama and are a bit more willing to dispense occasionally with strict realism than DeLeon's I'd say - looking at his horror film from this group, Demons and comparing it to DeLeon's Itim is instructive; O'Hara verges on the surreal and unknowable, DeLeon is more grounded. And I think his characters are sometimes a little more hopeful - though their hopes are often clearly unrealized and fantastic. He has a fairly sanguine view of religion I think though after one viewing of each of these - and only these three - I can't say for sure whether he's a skeptical believer or something else. His visual style is typically fairly straightforward but there are several unusual uses of quick montage in the first two films and odd camera angles at times that shake matters up - shake the audience up, perhaps - and his narratives while clear are just a touch askew, particularly the ending of Demons.

Three Godless Years is about the three years of World War II and the Japanese occupation, from December 1941 through the spring of 1945, as experienced by one family who aren't really part of the fighting themselves but experience all kinds of "collateral damage" as the bloodless bureaucrats would call it. 23-year-old Nora Aunor had already made over 75 films since her early teenage years, so she was well equipped for the demanding role of Rosa, around whom the whole plot really revolves. What is most interesting in the film - not precisely novel, but something that is rarely developed as well as it is here - is what it means to be a "collaborator" in a situation where one often isn't given a choice apart from that, or death for one or one's family - and how unforgiving so many people are that one didn't choose death, though they might not have ever been in that situation themselves. To say much more would be in spoiler territory; suffice it to say that Rosa's plight - being forced into something, then growing to accept it, very grudgingly, and the humanity with which the main "enemy" Japanese character (Christpher De Leon, Aunor's real-life husband for a time) is treated, lift this pretty close to greatness. And as I mentioned above, the treatment of Japan vs America is angry and does not come down exactly on the USA USA! side - but it's also fairly thoughtful and rational in the context of the film. A very powerful film overall though as this was my first O'Hara film his particular way with melodrama and sentiment was just a little - really, very little - offputting in such a dark story. And it was far from a flawless copy, as most older Filipino films that I've seen - I also wonder at the ORT, there are moments that feel a bit awkwardly edited, like it may have been a little longer, though nothing I've seen says anything about that.

Demons is kind of a horror-fantasy in a political-coming-of-age context, about a young girl, then young woman (there's a 10-year transition at about the 1/4 point in the film) very, very slowly coming to the realization of how privileged she is - and how much that privilege impacts the very poor boy/man who is a large part of her life. This is a hard film for me to get at because of it's focus on the particular politics of the times, but there's still enough there to get the basics, and enjoy it for what it is. The "demons" of the title are really the demons of greed, injustice and intolerance, and the particular ways they manifest, mostly at the very beginning and ending of the film, are through dream/nightmare which, I think, we are eventually to see infecting the real world of our would-be couple Nena - daughter and granddaughter of influential and wealthy poliitcal/landowning elites and Jose - who dives for fish on her family estate - and making life without dealing with their meaning impossible. The best copy of the three though not exactly perfect; still, good enough to see some really masterful photography in some of the night scenes in particular, and the first little bit of surrealism, as Nena goes into the forest alone as a child could come right out of a (quite Grimm) fairytale.

Woman of Breakwater seems a bit more conventional than the previous two films, and it's also the one with the simplest story and thematic character overall, a portrait of the lives of the very poor and homeless who live by the breakwater in Manila Bay, and in particular the love that grows between prostitute Paquita and country-boy Basilio, under the shadow of Paquita's limping, angry pimp Dave. Both Paquita and Basilio dream of better lives - especially when they are about to bring new life into the world - but of course everything conspires against them. This is a solid and engaging film, and maybe in the end a bit more hopeful than the two previous works, but it feels it's length and was less cinematically engaging - although to be fair, that's part of the point, it's supposed to be kind of tough viewing, not something that should make complacent western viewers like me say "that was fun". In any case I did like it but overall not quite as much as the first two. Still very much looking forward to more from O'Hara and as always, to being able to someday get these films in the quality they deserve.



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1. Leák (1981) - 4/10 - Indonesia - 116min
2. P (2005) - 6/10 - Thailand - 110min
3. Perempuan Tanah Jahanam (2019) - 8/10 - Indonesia - 106min
4. Chung Cu Ma (2014) - 7/10 - Vietnam - 115min
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26. Opapatika; aka: Demon Warriors (2007 / Thanakorn Pongsuwan / Thailand) FTV 5+/10 {103 m.}

Hard to say what was more relentless in this - the blood-soaked action or the never-ceasing narration. Both grew very annoying as a substitute for plot, dialogue and character. The dark fantasy/horror plot and the general style felt a bit like an anime but there's no mention of it being based on another source. IMDb does not catalog this as horror but Rotten Tomatoes and other every other source I looked at have it tagged that way.

Mad Monster Party?! Goes Southeast Asian!
1. Gancore Gud; aka: Dead Bite (2011 / Apisit Opasaimlikit / Thailand) FTV 6+/10 {94 m.}
2. Vampariah (2016 / Matthew Abaya / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}
3. Brides of Blood (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7+/10 {97 m.}
4. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {95 m.}
5. Beast of Blood (1970 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7+/10 {90 m.}
6. The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 6+/10 {90 m.}
7. Raw Force (1982 / Edward Murphy / Philippines) 8/10 {86 m.}
8. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan; aka: Lady Terminator (1989 / H. Tjut Djalil / Indonesia) 8/10 {82 m.}
9. Seed of Darkness (2006 / Michael Chuah / Malaysia) FTV 5/10 {102 m.}
10. The Attic (2017 / Kaprice Kea / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {72 m.}
11. The Twilight People (1972 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 5+/10 {81 m.}
12. Beyond Atlantis (1973 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7-/10 {91 m.}
13. The Offering (2016 / Kelvin Tong / Singapore) FTV 5/10 {95 m.}
14. Demons (2018 / Daniel Hui / Singapore) FTV 7/10 {84 m.}
15. Dek hor; aka: Dorm (2006 / Songyos Sugmakanan / Thailand) FTV 7+/10 {110 m.}
16. Lumaban ka, Satanas; aka: The Killing of Satan (1983 / Efren C. Pinon / Philippines) FTV 6+/10 {93 m.}
17. Badoet; aka: Clown of the Dead (2015 / Awi Suryadi / Indonesia) FTV 7/10 {87 m.}
18. Terror Is a Man (1959 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {97 m.}
19. Kulay dugo ang gabi; aka: The Blood Drinkers (1964 / Gerardo de Leon / Philippines) 7+/10 {88 m.}
20. Modus Anomali; aka: Ritual (2012 / Joko Anwar / Indonesia) FTV 6-/10 {87 m.}
21. Santet; aka: Black Magic (2018 / Helfi C.H. Kardit / Indonesia) FTV 6/10 {85 m.}
22. Demon of Paradise (1987 / Cirio H. Santiago / Philippines) 7-/10 {87 m.}
23. The Lease (2018 / Paolo Bertola / Philippines) FTV 4+/10 {96 m.}
24. Zombadings 1: Patayin sa shokeot si Remington; aka: Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (1983 / Jade Castro / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {96 m.}
25. Take Me Home (2016 / Kongkiat Khomsiri / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {94 m.}

26. Opapatika; aka: Demon Warriors (2007 / Thanakorn Pongsuwan / Thailand) FTV 5+/10 {103 m.}


Views: 26 / FTV’s: 18 / Doubles w/ Horror Challenge: 26 / {2372 m.}
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Thai: 6 / Indo: 4 / Phili: 4 / Malay: 2 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins

23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins

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Thai: 6 / Indo: 5 / Phili: 4 / Malay: 2 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins

24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins

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This opens with an incredibly intense slasher-style scene in which the protagonist is hunted by an emotionless stranger with a machete, and while nothing else to come is ever as enthralling as this, the filmmakers certainly do well making the central isolated village here spooky, often shot in low lighting at night. The biggest drawback of the film is that it is heavily drooped in exposition and elongated flashbacks that attempt to explain things.
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Thai: 6 / Indo: 5 / Phili: 4 / Malay: 3 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins

25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins

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Fooi Mun Lai is well cast in the lead role here, managing to come across as vulnerable but also determined and never overly emotional despite the mounting obstacles put in her way. What the film has to offer beyond her performance and the central set-up is debatable though. It is never clear why exactly she thinks life will be so much better in Japan. The intriguing ins and outs of the baby-selling scheme are also ignored for the most part.
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5. Cyclo / Xích Lô (Anh Hung Tran, 1995) [Vietnam] [Rewatch] 8+ (=)
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1. Leák (1981) - 4/10 - Indonesia - 116min
2. P (2005) - 6/10 - Thailand - 110min
3. Perempuan Tanah Jahanam (2019) - 8/10 - Indonesia - 106min
4. Chung Cu Ma (2014) - 7/10 - Vietnam - 115min
5. Sop Dek 2002 (2011) - 2/10 - Thailand - 96min
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(Screenshots from 'Cha và con và...' & 'Kraben rahu'),

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25. Bi, dung so! (Bi, Don't Be Afraid, Phan Dang Di, 2010) 8.5/10 (Vietnam) (91 min)
26. Sin maysar fon tok ma proi proi (In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire, Wichanon Somunjarn, 2012) 7.5/10 (Thailand) (76 min)
27. Cha và con và... (Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories, Phan Dang Di, 2015) 8/10 (Vietnam) (103 min)
28. Kraben rahu (Manta Ray, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, 2018) 7.5/10 (Thailand) (102 min)

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A collection of (Filipino) shorts,

29-30. Ang magpakailanman (Eternity, Raymond Red, 1982) 9/10 (RV) (25 min), Kabaka (Enemy, Raymond Red, 1983) 8/10 (25 min), Oliver (Nick Deocampo, 1983) 9.5/10 (39 min), ABCD (Roxlee, 1985) 7.5/10 (5 min), Puting Paalam (The White Funeral, Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena, 1997) 8/10 (30 min) (5xPhilippines) (Total: 124 min)

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1. Shier lou (12 Storeys, Eric Khoo, 1997) 8/10 (Singapore) (104 min)
2. Daun di Atas Bantal (Leaf on a Pillow, Garin Nugroho, 1998) 8.5/10 (Indonesia) (79 min)
3. In the Room ( Eric Khoo, 2015) 6.5/10 (Singapore) (104 min)
4. Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body, Garin Nugroho, 2018) 8.5/10 (Indonesia) (107 min)
5. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan (Lady Terminator, H. Tjut Djalil, 1989) 7/10 (Indonesia) (82 min)
6. Bercinta dengan maut/Dangerous Seductress (H. Tjut Djalil, 1992) 7.5/10 (Indonesia/Philippines) (94 min)
7. Yao jie huang hou/Bugis Street (Yonfan, 1995) 8/10 (Singapore) (101 min)
8. Onthakan (The Blue Hour, Anucha Boonyawatana, 2015) 7.5/10 (Thailand) (97 min)
9. Ang Napakaigsing Buhay Ng Alipato/Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember (Khavn (& Roxlee), 2016) 9/10 (Philippines) (88 min)
10. Malila: The Farewell Flower (Anucha Boonyawatana, 2017) 8.5/10 (Thailand) (95 min)
11. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Emmanuel H. Borlaza, Ishmael Bernal and Peque Gallaga, 1984) 7.5/10 (Philippines) (125 min)
12. 15: The Movie (Royston Tan, 2003) 8/10 (Singapore) (93 min)
13. Worldly Desires (Apichatpong Weerasethakul & Pimpaka Towira, 2005) 8/10 (Thailand) (43 min)
14. Huling balyan ng buhi (The Last Priestess of Buhi or the Woven Stories of the Other, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, 2006) 8.5/10 (Philippines) (90 min)
15. Kuaile gongchang (Pleasure Factory, Ekachai Uekrongtham, 2007) 7.5/10 (Singapore/Thailand) (85 min)
16. Darah/Macabre (Timo Tjahjanto & Kimo Stamboel, 2009) 5.5/10 (Indonesia/Singapore) (95 min)
17. The Tiger Factory (Woo Ming Jin, 2010) 8/10 (Malaysia) (85 min)
18. The Second Life of Thieves (Woo Ming Jin, 2014) 7.5/10 (Malaysia) (88 min)
19. How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) (Josh Kim, 2015) 7/10 (Thailand/Indonesia) (79 min)
20. Krabi, 2562 (Anocha Suwichakornpong & Ben Rivers, 2019) 8/10 (Thailand) (90 min)
21. Jaka Sembung (The Warrior, Sisworo Gautama Putra, 1981) 7/10 (Indonesia) (93 min)
22. Golok Setan (The Devil's Sword, Ratno Timoer, 1984) 7/10 (Indonesia) (101 min)
23. Fun Bar Karaoke (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, 1997) 7.5/10 (Thailand) (101 min)
24. Ma' Rosa (Brillante Mendoza, 2016) 8.5/10 (Philippines) (110 min)
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11. The Unborn (Thailand, 2003)
12. The Maid (Singapore, 2005)
13. 23:59 (Singapore, 2011)
14. Phii khon pen a.k.a. The Victim (Thailand, 2006)
15. Dek hor a.k.a. Dorm (Thailand, 2006)
16. The Road (Philippines, 2011)
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1. Ghost of Mae Nak (Thailand, 2005)
2. Taxi Tonight (Thailand, 2005)
3. The Commitment (Thailand, 2004)
4. Modus Anomali a.k.a. Ritual (Indonesia, 2012)
5. Sebelum Iblis Menjemput a.k.a. May the Devil Take You (Indonesia, 2018)
6. Pengabdi setan a.k.a. Satan's Slave (Indonesia, 1980)
7. Dead Mine (Indonesia, 2012)
8. Pangarap ng puso a.k.a. Demons (Philippines, 2000)
9. Haplos (Philippines, 1982)
10. Kinatay (Philippines, 2009)
11. The Unborn (Thailand, 2003)
12. The Maid (Singapore, 2005)
13. 23:59 (Singapore, 2011)
14. Phii khon pen a.k.a. The Victim (Thailand, 2006)
15. Dek hor a.k.a. Dorm (Thailand, 2006)
16. The Road (Philippines, 2011)
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Thai: 7 / Indo: 5 / Phili: 4 / Malay: 3 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins

26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins

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The floating head effects are nifty here, but we rarely see the head in action, or really much in the way of overt horror at all. On one hand, this is refreshing with a focus on the protagonist learning that "monsters have feelings too" and reassessing her personal identity. On the other hand, what is delivered in lieu of horror is mostly bland melodrama with two of her friends knowing the curse, possibly falling in love with her and so on.
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Thai: 7 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 4 / Malay: 3 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins

27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins

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This benefits from a spooky central location, lots of disquieting sound effects and some unusual ideas regarding devil worship and the living dead. Alas, the movie is not really about the ins and outs of the Satanist cult at hand, nor the dead rising from the grave, nor even grief and resentment over the loss of their mother. The focus here is always jump scares, which leaves the whole thing feeling a little generic as a result. Good child actors though.
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Hot Curries and Slow Cinema
Day 1 - two heavy meals of heavy Filipino slow cinema, and a rather stale Thai horror dessert

1. Imburnal / Sewer (Sherad Anthony Sanchez, 2008, PHILIPPINES, 196 minutes)
2. Now Showing (Raya Martin, 2008, PHILIPPINES, 279 minutes)
3. See prang / 4bia / Phobia (Banjong Pisanthanakun/Paween Purikitpanya/Yongyoot Thongkongtoon/Parkpoom Wongpoom, 2008, THAILAND, 112 minutes)

Day 2 - Lav Diaz' heavy sadness; Filipino vampires and Thai ghosts

4. Melancholia (Lav Diaz, 2008, PHILIPPINES, 446 minutes)
5. Kulay dugo ang gabi / Blood is the Color of Night / The Blood Drinkers (Gerardo de Leon, 1964, PHILIPPINES, 87 minutes)
6. Suay Laak Sai / Sick Nurses (Piraphan Laoyant/Thodsopol Siriwiwat, 2007, THAILAND, 82 minutes)

Day 3 - Blood Island, and Kung-Fu fighting Snake Woman

7. Brides of Blood (Gerardo de Leon/Eddie Romero, 1968, PHILIPPINES , 97 minutes)
8. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (Gerardo de Leon/Eddie Romero, 1968, PHILIPPINES , 89 minutes)
9. Beast of Blood (Eddie Romero, 1970, PHILIPPINES , 90 minutes)

10. She yao jing / Devil Woman / Bruka, Queen of Evil (Felix Villar/Chi-Lien Yu, 1973, PHILIPPINES /Hong Kong, 95 minutes)

Day 4 - more from Eddie Romero & John Ashley; and worse

11. Beast of the Yellow Night (Eddie Romero, 1971, PHILIPPINES , 84 minutes))
12. The Twilight People (Eddie Romero, 1972, PHILIPPINES , 81 minutes))
13. Vampire Hookers (Cirio H. Santiago, 1978, PHILIPPINES , 80 minutes)
14. Primitif / Savage Terror (Sisworo Gautama Putra, 1980, INDONESIA, 85 minutes)

Day 5 - Four domestic horrors, four female protagonists, four countries

15. The Maid (Kelvin Tong, 2005, SINGAPORE, 89 minutes)
16. Chanthaly (Mattie Do, 2012, LAOS, 99 minutes)
17. Cô Hâu Gái / The Housemaid (Derek Nguyen, 2016, VIETNAM/South Korea, 104 minutes)
18. Chermin / Mirror (Zarina Abdullah, 2007, MALAYSIA, 94 minutes)

Day 6 - Indonesian crazy schlock duo

19. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan / Lady Terminator (H. Tjut Djalil, 1989, INDONESIA, 81 minutes)
20. Dangerous Seductress (H. Tjut Djalil, 1992, INDONESIA, 94 minutes)

Day 7 - early Lav Diaz

21. Serafin Geronimo: Ang kriminal ng Baryo Concepcion / The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion (Lav Diaz, 1998, PHILIPPINES , 112 minutes))
22. Burger Boy's (Lav Diaz, 1999, PHILIPPINES , 104 minutes))
23. Hesus, rebolusyunaryo / Jesus the Revolutionary (Lav Diaz, 2002, PHILIPPINES , 114 minutes)

Day 8 - 3 genre films, 6 directors, 3 countries

24. Shutter (Banjong Pisanthanakun/Parkpoom Wongpoom, 2004, THAILAND, 92 minutes)
25. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Emmanuel H. Borlaza/Ishmael Bernal/Peque Gallaga, 1984, PHILIPPINES , 125 minutes))
26. Perawan di Sarang Sindikat / Virgins from Hell (Ackyl Anwari, 1987, INDONESIA, 93 minutes)

Day 9 - just a couple more so-so horrors from the Philippines and Thailand

27. Lumaban ka, Satanas / The Killing of Satan (Efren C. Piñon, 1983, PHILIPPINES , 93 minutes)
28. Nang Nak (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1999, THAILAND, 101 minutes)

Day 10 - bad schlock, good schlock, bad "remake" of good schlock

29. Demons of Paradise (Cirio H. Santiago, 1983, PHILIPPINES , 87 minutes)
30. Ratu Ilmu Hitam / The Queen of Black Magic (Liliek Sudjio, 1981, INDONESIA, 90 minutes)
31. Ratu Ilmu Hitam / The Queen of Black Magic (Kimo Stamboel, 2019, INDONESIA, 96 minutes)

Day 11 - serious gore, and another original/remake, all from Indoneisa

32. Darah / Macabre (Kimo Stamboel/Timo Tjahjanto, as "The Mo Brothers", 2009, INDONESIA, 95 minutes)
33. Pengabid Satan / Satan's Slave (Sisworo Gautama Putra, 1982, INDONESIA, 96 minutes)
34. Pengabid Satan / Satan's Slave (Joko Anwar, 2017, INDONESIA/ South Korea, 106 minutes)

Day 12 - 5 intense features from Mike De Leon

35. Itim / Black / The Rites of May (Mike De Leon, 1977, PHILIPPINES, 106 minutes)
36. Kakabakaba ka ba? / Will Your Heart Beat Faster? (Mike De Leon, 1980, PHILIPPINES, 107 minutes)
37. Kisapmata / In the Wink of an Eye (Mike De Leon, 1981, PHILIPPINES, 98 minutes)
38. Batch '81 (Mike De Leon, 1982, PHILIPPINES, 106 minutes
39. Sister Stella L (Mike De Leon, 1984, PHILIPPINES, 104 minutes)

Day 13 - two early Filipino features

40. Forbidden Women (Eduardo de Castro, 1948, PHILIPPINES, 61 minutes)
41. Genghis Khan (Manuel Conde, 1950, PHILIPPINES, 77 minutes)

Day 14 - Thai voodoo

42. Khon len khong / Art of the Devil (Tanit Jitnukul, 2004, THAILAND, 96 minutes)
43. Long khong / Art of the Devil 2 (a shitload of directors, 2005, THAILAND, 97 minutes)

Day 15 - more 50s Filipino cinema

44. Sanda Wong (Gerardo de Leon, 1955, PHILIPPINES, 97 minutes)
45. Badjao / Badjao: The Sea Gypsies (Lawrence V. Avellana, 1957, PHILIPPINES, 91 minutes)
46. Biyaya ng lupa / Blessings of the Land (Manuel Silos, 1959, PHILIPPINES, 110 minutes)

Day 16 - Thai ghost stories (mostly)

47. Pen choo kab pee / The Unseeable (Wisit Sasanatieng, 2006, THAILAND, 93 minutes)
48. 3 A.M. 3D (Patchanon Thammajira/Kirati Nakintanon/Isara Nadee, 2012, THAILAND, 96 minutes)

Day 17 - 2 just-different-enough horror films from Indonesia and the Philippines

49. Kuntilanak / The Chanting (Rizal Mantovani, 20016, INDONESIA, 95 minutes)
50. Seklusyon / Seclusion (Erik Matti, 2016, PHILIPPINES, 85 minutes)

Day 18 - Filipino shorts and one more 60s horror flick

51-53. SHORTS 25+25+30+13+6+13+39+31= 182 minutes
a) Ang magpakailanman / Eternity (Raymond Red, 1982, PHILIPPINES)
b) Kabaka / Enemy (Raymond Red, 1983, PHILIPPINES)
c) Puting Paalam / White Funeral (Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena, 1997, PHILIPPINES)
d) Anino / Shadows (Raymond Red, 2000, PHILIPPINES)
e) Long Live Philippine Cinema! (Raya Martin, 2009, PHILIPPINES)
f) Waiting Shed (Ely Buendia, 2009, PHILIPPINES)
g) Walang alaala ang mga paru-paro / Butterflies Have No Memories (Lav Diaz, 2009, PHILIPPINES)
h) Prologo sa ang dakilang desaparacido / Prologue to the Great Desaparecido (Lav Diaz, 2013, PHILIPPINES)

54. Ibulong mo sa hangin / Blood of the Vampires / Curse of the Vampires (Gerardo de Leon, 1966, PHILIPPINES, 82 minutes)

Day 19 - an odd Thai high-concept horror-mystery-comedy

55. 13 game sayawng / 13 Beloved / 13: Game of Death (Chookiat Saveerakul, 2006, THAILAND, 108 minutes)

Day 20 - a Vietnamese ghost story

56. Muoi / Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait (Tae-kyeong Kim, 2007, VIETNAM/South Korea, 94 minutes)

Day 21 - A Filipino ghost story - ghosts, why did it have to be ghosts?

57. Eerie (Mikhail Red, 2018, PHILIPPINES, 101 minutes)

Day 22 - the very dark social realism of Mario O'Hara

58. Tatlong taong walang Diyos / Three Years Without God (1976, PHILIPPINES, 125 minutes)
59. Pangarap ng puso / Demons (2000) PHILIPPINES, 95 minutes)
60. Babae sa Breakwater / Woman of Breakwater PHILIPPINES, 128 minutes)
Day 23 - a break for Japanese horror

Day 24 - stories of women from Ishmael Bernal

61. Himala / Miracle (1982, PHILIPPINES, 125 minutes)
62. Broken Marriage (1983, PHILIPPINES, 107 minutes)

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Ishmael Bernal's life (1938-96) and career as director (52 features, 1971-94) correlate almost exactly to the spans for his more famous colleague Lino Brocka; getting a real handle on either man's work is difficult given the lack of availability of much of their work, but several of the major works of each are out there, and if we're lucky there will be more restorations and revivals to come. Bernal was born in Manila and studied English and then filmmaking, in the Philippines, France and India, and developed along the way a particular interest in the lives of women and their situations in his country's life. I'd seen City After Dark a couple of years ago, and the first Shake, Rattle and Roll earlier in this challenge, and one thing that strikes me right away about the films in general is that they have something of the messiness of real life and particularly real dialogue - I wouldn't say they approach Altman-levels of overlapping many characters at one but there is a sense of liveliness and people talking over each other that feels quite real in all of this work. And yes, a focus on women in particular, though City After Dark is made up of a huge cast and has something of a soap opera quality (in a good way).

Himala is one of his most famous films, and it's another example (of several I've seen this month) of a film dealing with religion in a fairly complex and not necessarily entirely positive way - as with the films of Mario O'Hara, I can't be sure with just one viewing and not enough context what Bernal's own views on Catholicism were - and he didn't write the screenplay here in any case. It concerns a smart and somewhat educated young woman, Elsa (Nora Aunor, playing several years younger than her 29 years but her under 5-foot height and fine features make her believable enough) living in poverty in a small village, who one day sees a vision of the Virgin Mary - or does she? Or does she even think she does? This then becomes an examination of faith and charlatanism, of capitalism and the way it exploits poverty and exploits belief and ignorance. Elsa soon becomes a faith healer, people start coming to the village, and she attracts both criticism and worship. It's also a parable about the possibility of a Jesus in the modern world - there are several moments that strike me as pretty directly reflecting on elements in the gospels - throwing out the cabaret/throwing out the moneychangers for example, though it's not at all overt. It's all pretty well done and Aunor and Gigi Dueñas as her sometime friend and critic are both terrific, but I'm not sure if in the end it's clear in what it's trying to do. Reminded me in many ways of a couple of cynical American films about faith and the faithless - Elmer Gantry and Ace in the Hole, particularly the latter in a couple of scenes.

Broken Marriage feels dated in a sense, though it could well have been groundbreaking at the time, as Kramer vs Kramer was in the USA just a few years earlier. It's about the dissolution of a marriage and unlike Himala there's very little to do with religion here apart from the separated couple (future politician Vilma Santos and the ubiquitous Christopher De Leon) having to tell a little lie to get their daughter into a particular Catholic school. Santos is Ellen, an up-and-coming young movie producer, only 25, who married Rene (De Leon) at a very young age when she got pregnant but now wants to keep at her career and go back to school while Rene, a crime reporter on a newspaper, would prefer a more traditional wife who spends most of her time taking care of the two kids - though he knows they can't really make in on one income, particularly in the upper-middle-class, with-a-maid environment lifestyle they've been living. That's one element that rang a little false - seems a little unlikely that this couple would have made it to the degree they have with all the challenges they've faced; but at the same time, it's nice to see a really successful family after seeing so much of the problem of poverty in this cinema. I suspect Bernal wanted to just take the focus off money to a degree and deal with the emotional differences and careerism and male chauvanism, and he does so pretty well overall, though it often feels like there could be more; I'd have liked something more like 2 hours with a bit more backstory I guess. I do like Santos a lot here and there are a couple of very frenetic sequences where she's juggling half a dozen things that feel quite real and amusing at the same time.




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2. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968, Philippines/USA) 89 min.

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1. Lady Terminator (1989, Indonesia) 81 min.
2. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968, Philippines/USA) 89 min.
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May as well submit this, I doubt I'll be watching any more SEA films this month:

1. Mystics in Bali (1981 / H. Tjut Djalil / Indonesia) 5/10
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OP updated. Also consider watching the current Film of the Week, S21, la machine de mort khmère rouge AKA S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)
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Melvelet wrote: October 27th, 2020, 1:31 pm OP updated. Also consider watching the current Film of the Week, S21, la machine de mort khmère rouge AKA S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)
Maybe I will. I mean, I'm not having a particularly great batting average with the SE Asian horror stuff I have been subjecting myself to this month...
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Thai: 7 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 5 / Malay: 3 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins
27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins

28. Vampire Hookers (1978) Philippines 79mins

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With John Carradine imported to play the leader of a Filipino vampire clan here, this feels rather classy at times with Carradine waxing poetic about blood and quoting verses from all the great poets of literature, constantly commenting how each must have been a vampire due to the way their lyrics can be interpreted. Outside of Carradine though, there is not much on offer here with loud flatulence sound effects that are more irksome than funny.
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Speaking of a low batting average with SE Asian horror...

Thai: 8 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 5 / Malay: 3 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins
27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins
28. Vampire Hookers (1978) Philippines 79mins

29. The Unborn Child (2011) Thailand 93mins

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This supernatural horror movie focuses on several individuals who are haunted by their aborted babies' cries. It is a decent horror premise and the central story involving a young girl with a mischievous invisible friend (an unborn baby?) is solid. Less effective are the three other subplots that the film tries to fit in with tension breaking whenever the film jumps between threads. The maniac baby laughs also feel odd in this quite sombre tale.
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27. Shutter (2004 / Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom / Thailand) 7/10 {97 m.}
28. Phii khon pen; aka: The Victim (2006 / Monthon Arayangkoon / Thailand) FTV 7/10 {108 m.}
29. Hotel de Sade (2013 / Oman Dhas / Singapore) FTV 4+/10 {100 m.}

Mad Monster Party?! Goes Southeast Asian!
1. Gancore Gud; aka: Dead Bite (2011 / Apisit Opasaimlikit / Thailand) FTV 6+/10 {94 m.}
2. Vampariah (2016 / Matthew Abaya / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}
3. Brides of Blood (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7+/10 {97 m.}
4. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {95 m.}
5. Beast of Blood (1970 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7+/10 {90 m.}
6. The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 6+/10 {90 m.}
7. Raw Force (1982 / Edward Murphy / Philippines) 8/10 {86 m.}
8. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan; aka: Lady Terminator (1989 / H. Tjut Djalil / Indonesia) 8/10 {82 m.}
9. Seed of Darkness (2006 / Michael Chuah / Malaysia) FTV 5/10 {102 m.}
10. The Attic (2017 / Kaprice Kea / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {72 m.}
11. The Twilight People (1972 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 5+/10 {81 m.}
12. Beyond Atlantis (1973 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7-/10 {91 m.}
13. The Offering (2016 / Kelvin Tong / Singapore) FTV 5/10 {95 m.}
14. Demons (2018 / Daniel Hui / Singapore) FTV 7/10 {84 m.}
15. Dek hor; aka: Dorm (2006 / Songyos Sugmakanan / Thailand) FTV 7+/10 {110 m.}
16. Lumaban ka, Satanas; aka: The Killing of Satan (1983 / Efren C. Pinon / Philippines) FTV 6+/10 {93 m.}
17. Badoet; aka: Clown of the Dead (2015 / Awi Suryadi / Indonesia) FTV 7/10 {87 m.}
18. Terror Is a Man (1959 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {97 m.}
19. Kulay dugo ang gabi; aka: The Blood Drinkers (1964 / Gerardo de Leon / Philippines) 7+/10 {88 m.}
20. Modus Anomali; aka: Ritual (2012 / Joko Anwar / Indonesia) FTV 6-/10 {87 m.}
21. Santet; aka: Black Magic (2018 / Helfi C.H. Kardit / Indonesia) FTV 6/10 {85 m.}
22. Demon of Paradise (1987 / Cirio H. Santiago / Philippines) 7-/10 {87 m.}
23. The Lease (2018 / Paolo Bertola / Philippines) FTV 4+/10 {96 m.}
24. Zombadings 1: Patayin sa shokeot si Remington; aka: Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (1983 / Jade Castro / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {96 m.}
25. Take Me Home (2016 / Kongkiat Khomsiri / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {94 m.}
26. Opapatika; aka: Demon Warriors (2007 / Thanakorn Pongsuwan / Thailand) FTV 5+/10 {103 m.}

27. Shutter (2004 / Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom / Thailand) 7/10 {97 m.}
28. Phii khon pen; aka: The Victim (2006 / Monthon Arayangkoon / Thailand) FTV 7/10 {108 m.}
29. Hotel de Sade (2013 / Oman Dhas / Singapore) FTV 4+/10 {100 m.}


Views: 29 / FTV’s: 20 / Doubles w/ Horror Challenge: 29 / {2677 m.}
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1. Leák (1981) - 4/10 - Indonesia - 116min
2. P (2005) - 6/10 - Thailand - 110min
3. Perempuan Tanah Jahanam (2019) - 8/10 - Indonesia - 106min
4. Chung Cu Ma (2014) - 7/10 - Vietnam - 115min
5. Sop Dek 2002 (2011) - 2/10 - Thailand - 96min
6. Ngu Voi Hôn Ma (2015) - 2/10 - Vietnam - 90min
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Thai: 8 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 5 / Malay: 4 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins
27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins
28. Vampire Hookers (1978) Philippines 79mins
29. The Unborn Child (2011) Thailand 93mins

30. 3 Doors of Horrors (2013) Malaysia 45mins

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Three short films with little in common are strung together in this horror anthology from Malaysia. The first and third segments are pretty decent - involving a creepy high school in pre-dawn darkness and a possessed actress respectively. The second segment is the weakest; while the most surreal and mysterious involving a woman imagining a dead body in the river, the frequent daylight shots and low thrill and chill quota make it jar quite a bit.
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06. Monks (2013) + Youth of Yangon (2013) + Rula (2015) + My Leg (2016) + Nan Shwe Pyi: The Rise of Ba Ka School (2016) + Unsilent Potato (2016) - Myanmar
07. Darah dan Doa (1950) - Indonesia

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01. Surat untuk Bidadari (1994) - Indonesia
02. Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015) - Thailand
03. Apa khabar orang kampung (2007) - Malaysia
04. Ang magpakailanman (1982) + Botika bituka (1985) + Juan gapang (1988) + Puting Paalam (1997) - Philippines
05. Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste (2013) + Mensajeiru (2014) + Boneca de Atauro: Searching for the Lost Love (2016) - Timor-Leste
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At the beginning of the month, I said I would join with a goal of 10 films. While I have not been posting, I have slowly been working towards that goal. Part of my progress:

1. Lewat Djam Malam / After the Curfew(1954, Usmar Ismail) - Indonesia

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A strikingly shot (and beautifully restored) film placing us into the mind of a returning soldier after the Indonesian revolution. The cinematography, just on its own, truly captured our protagonist's inner conflict, and we see him face both mundane and more extreme interactions as he attempts to settle down and live a normal life. The only negative here is that some aspects come across as melodramatic, or simply overdramatic, but as a whole a strong, and quite memorable film. 7/10.



2. Thuong nho dong quê / Nostalgia for Countryland (1995, Dang Nhat Minh) - Vietnam

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Was eager to dive into another film by Dang Nhat Minh, who brought the excellent When the Tenth Month Comes. This film does not have the same feeling of melancholy or loss, and feels slighter - but its focus on youthful love, in a context of opposing views of the countriside and what it "means" is interesting. We follow a teenage boy and girl - he never having left his area, she - coming back from living in America. You can feel the differing views and attachments to the countryside, and the fleeting emotions are done quite well, but it still feels like it could have been something more. 7/10.



3-5. Ong Bak 1-3 (2003-2010) - Thailand

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What a trilogy! We are taken on a journey from a self-aware action comedy, taking full pleasure in everything it is, to a convoluted mess set hundreds of years earlier ...

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Let's first look at where it all started: a "little" action movie, set in modern-day, about a young martial artist sent to retrieve the head of his village's sacred Buddha statue. Yes, for some reason a gang is just stealing Buddha heads ... who knew. But it is really just the backdrop from fantastic, realistic fights, with no stunt doubles for lead Tony Jaa. The hits are felt - and while it in many ways can feel like "pro-boxing", complete with endless literal ring fights with twists - it is hard to not enjoy this one. It even includes a mini-taxi mega chase with explosions. It is silly, campy and loads of fun - with obligatory sidekicks - "fun". Does it get too silly, absolutely, but it feels deserved as it is just so lighthearted. You can just feel the film's own excitement. 7/10.

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It is therefore really odd to then get the second instalment - same lead - different character - set hundreds of years prior - and attempting to be somewhat of a serious historical action drama. Don't worry, the fights are still there - and there are fun moments, but the aesthetics have been turned completely around. My thoughts immediately jumped to the Ginger Snaps Back sequel, but the aim here is clear: be a genuine epic. The scope is broader, we get a dramatic backstory, complete with long flashbacks, and much higher production values. It is honestly a good film. The moments of "extreme battles" don't feel as earned - but you still have the feeling of being on the ground - a lot of the time at least. The fights, with some exceptions, still have a punch - and the move is really not handled that badly - even though it has really nothing to do with the first Ong Bak. 6/10.

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Jumping over to the third instalment, this is actually just part 2 of part 2 ... (as expected given the previous film's ending) but it loses the plot fast. It essentially realized it has no strong characters or genuine conflict - and struggles to really get anything going - which is odd given the set-up. There was still something there: but with twists, and building up on the mysticism brought into it in Ong Bak 2, it really just ends up playing around with magic, and massive set pieces. There are a few good fights, but you are no longer on the ground with the characters, truly feeling the hits - rather they are standardised, flat fights - the kinds you would expect anywhere else. I'm not even sure if it actually wants to be taken seriously with some of the turns and set-ups they do, but my guess is ... yes? It really doesn't work well, and if they ever revisit this franchise they would do well jumping back to its roots. 4/10.



6. Mùa hè chieu thang dung / The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000, Anh Hung Tran) - Vietnam

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Hard to go wrong when you open up with Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground. Tran weaves a careful rhythmic narrative of three sisters and their love lives, each with their own tone, though they still fit in well with each other - and time and storylines will blend together. There is a certain degree of distance from reality here, and a casual perspective regarding time, that made me almost thing of this as a warm My Friend Balthazar. The narrative and content is light, but there is a balance between comedic and bleak, between thin and poetic, and while it does not quite recapture the magic of The Scent of Green Papaya, but it makes a pretty great effort. 8/10.



7. Fah talai jone / Tears of the Black Tiger (2000, Wisit Sasanatieng) - Thailand

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Gloriously tacky, and shows the power of set design over cinematography. Don't get me wrong, the colours are captured nicely, and there is some great play with saturation to really give us the feeling of classic film shortcomings: but the star here is the colours. We are presented with great pink buildings, and a colour palette you'd not expect to see in a western. Meanwhile the tropes are brought in left right and center, including a Taiwanese Southern Belle (for all intents and purposes). Playing out as a meta melodrama and genre parody, but one that breaths and has a life on its own. "Parody" is actually the wrong word altogether. Yes, it may have some superficial similarities to how OSS 117 takes on Bond and Eurospy films, but it turns it into a love letter to an epoch that never was, and an exercise in style that truly stands on its own. 8/10.
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30. Nilalang; aka: Geisha of Death (2015 / Pedring Lopez / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}

Mad Monster Party?! Goes Southeast Asian!
1. Gancore Gud; aka: Dead Bite (2011 / Apisit Opasaimlikit / Thailand) FTV 6+/10 {94 m.}
2. Vampariah (2016 / Matthew Abaya / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}
3. Brides of Blood (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7+/10 {97 m.}
4. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {95 m.}
5. Beast of Blood (1970 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7+/10 {90 m.}
6. The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 6+/10 {90 m.}
7. Raw Force (1982 / Edward Murphy / Philippines) 8/10 {86 m.}
8. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan; aka: Lady Terminator (1989 / H. Tjut Djalil / Indonesia) 8/10 {82 m.}
9. Seed of Darkness (2006 / Michael Chuah / Malaysia) FTV 5/10 {102 m.}
10. The Attic (2017 / Kaprice Kea / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {72 m.}
11. The Twilight People (1972 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 5+/10 {81 m.}
12. Beyond Atlantis (1973 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7-/10 {91 m.}
13. The Offering (2016 / Kelvin Tong / Singapore) FTV 5/10 {95 m.}
14. Demons (2018 / Daniel Hui / Singapore) FTV 7/10 {84 m.}
15. Dek hor; aka: Dorm (2006 / Songyos Sugmakanan / Thailand) FTV 7+/10 {110 m.}
16. Lumaban ka, Satanas; aka: The Killing of Satan (1983 / Efren C. Pinon / Philippines) FTV 6+/10 {93 m.}
17. Badoet; aka: Clown of the Dead (2015 / Awi Suryadi / Indonesia) FTV 7/10 {87 m.}
18. Terror Is a Man (1959 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {97 m.}
19. Kulay dugo ang gabi; aka: The Blood Drinkers (1964 / Gerardo de Leon / Philippines) 7+/10 {88 m.}
20. Modus Anomali; aka: Ritual (2012 / Joko Anwar / Indonesia) FTV 6-/10 {87 m.}
21. Santet; aka: Black Magic (2018 / Helfi C.H. Kardit / Indonesia) FTV 6/10 {85 m.}
22. Demon of Paradise (1987 / Cirio H. Santiago / Philippines) 7-/10 {87 m.}
23. The Lease (2018 / Paolo Bertola / Philippines) FTV 4+/10 {96 m.}
24. Zombadings 1: Patayin sa shokeot si Remington; aka: Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (1983 / Jade Castro / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {96 m.}
25. Take Me Home (2016 / Kongkiat Khomsiri / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {94 m.}
26. Opapatika; aka: Demon Warriors (2007 / Thanakorn Pongsuwan / Thailand) FTV 5+/10 {103 m.}
27. Shutter (2004 / Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom / Thailand) 7/10 {97 m.}
28. Phii khon pen; aka: The Victim (2006 / Monthon Arayangkoon / Thailand) FTV 7/10 {108 m.}
29. Hotel de Sade (2013 / Oman Dhas / Singapore) FTV 4+/10 {100 m.}

30. Nilalang; aka: Geisha of Death (2015 / Pedring Lopez / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}


Views: 30 / FTV’s: 201 / Doubles w/ Horror Challenge: 30 / {2767 m.}
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03. Merantau, by Gareth Evans (2009) 7/10 (Indonesia)

It's almost a draft of The Raid. Also, it's fun to see Evans's customary actors younger...
Pictures of the Far East (02)
01. Shutter, by Banjong Pisanthanakun & Parkpoom Wongpoom (2004) 7/10 (Thailand)
02. Birdshot, by Mikhail Red (2016) 8/10 (Philippines)
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Thai: 9 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 5 / Malay: 4 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins
27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins
28. Vampire Hookers (1978) Philippines 79mins
29. The Unborn Child (2011) Thailand 93mins
30. 3 Doors of Horrors (2013) Malaysia 45mins

31. This Girl Is Bad-Ass (2011) Thailand 95mins

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JeeJa Yanin is excellent in the lead role here, radiating charisma while performing amazing stunts - most notably in some early scenes where she uses her bicycle as a makeshift weapon. Great as the action is though, the comedy is hit-and-miss with the film often coming off as silly whenever it tries to be quirky; an ally with gigantic eyebrows and a squeaky-voiced mob kingpin are more irksome than funny. The action is really solid though.
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Thai: 10 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 5 / Malay: 4 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins
27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins
28. Vampire Hookers (1978) Philippines 79mins
29. The Unborn Child (2011) Thailand 93mins
30. 3 Doors of Horrors (2013) Malaysia 45mins
31. This Girl Is Bad-Ass (2011) Thailand 95mins

32. Train of the Dead (2007) Thailand 88mins

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The basic idea is not half-bad here with the murderous criminal protagonists experiencing a horrific comeuppance by catching the train, and there is some decent gore here and there. In general though, the film is too dialogue-heavy for its own good while providing dull characters to follow about. The otherworldly exteriors of the train (while it is moving along) are also the freakiest element here and yet they only come into play towards the end.
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31. Dead Mine (2012 / Steven Sheil / Indonesia) FTV 7/10 {91 m.}

Mad Monster Party?! Goes Southeast Asian!
1. Gancore Gud; aka: Dead Bite (2011 / Apisit Opasaimlikit / Thailand) FTV 6+/10 {94 m.}
2. Vampariah (2016 / Matthew Abaya / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}
3. Brides of Blood (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7+/10 {97 m.}
4. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {95 m.}
5. Beast of Blood (1970 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7+/10 {90 m.}
6. The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) 6+/10 {90 m.}
7. Raw Force (1982 / Edward Murphy / Philippines) 8/10 {86 m.}
8. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan; aka: Lady Terminator (1989 / H. Tjut Djalil / Indonesia) 8/10 {82 m.}
9. Seed of Darkness (2006 / Michael Chuah / Malaysia) FTV 5/10 {102 m.}
10. The Attic (2017 / Kaprice Kea / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {72 m.}
11. The Twilight People (1972 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 5+/10 {81 m.}
12. Beyond Atlantis (1973 / Eddie Romero / Philippines) FTV 7-/10 {91 m.}
13. The Offering (2016 / Kelvin Tong / Singapore) FTV 5/10 {95 m.}
14. Demons (2018 / Daniel Hui / Singapore) FTV 7/10 {84 m.}
15. Dek hor; aka: Dorm (2006 / Songyos Sugmakanan / Thailand) FTV 7+/10 {110 m.}
16. Lumaban ka, Satanas; aka: The Killing of Satan (1983 / Efren C. Pinon / Philippines) FTV 6+/10 {93 m.}
17. Badoet; aka: Clown of the Dead (2015 / Awi Suryadi / Indonesia) FTV 7/10 {87 m.}
18. Terror Is a Man (1959 / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero / Philippines) 7/10 {97 m.}
19. Kulay dugo ang gabi; aka: The Blood Drinkers (1964 / Gerardo de Leon / Philippines) 7+/10 {88 m.}
20. Modus Anomali; aka: Ritual (2012 / Joko Anwar / Indonesia) FTV 6-/10 {87 m.}
21. Santet; aka: Black Magic (2018 / Helfi C.H. Kardit / Indonesia) FTV 6/10 {85 m.}
22. Demon of Paradise (1987 / Cirio H. Santiago / Philippines) 7-/10 {87 m.}
23. The Lease (2018 / Paolo Bertola / Philippines) FTV 4+/10 {96 m.}
24. Zombadings 1: Patayin sa shokeot si Remington; aka: Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (1983 / Jade Castro / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {96 m.}
25. Take Me Home (2016 / Kongkiat Khomsiri / Thailand) FTV 5/10 {94 m.}
26. Opapatika; aka: Demon Warriors (2007 / Thanakorn Pongsuwan / Thailand) FTV 5+/10 {103 m.}
27. Shutter (2004 / Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom / Thailand) 7/10 {97 m.}
28. Phii khon pen; aka: The Victim (2006 / Monthon Arayangkoon / Thailand) FTV 7/10 {108 m.}
29. Hotel de Sade (2013 / Oman Dhas / Singapore) FTV 4+/10 {100 m.}
30. Nilalang; aka: Geisha of Death (2015 / Pedring Lopez / Philippines) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}

31. Dead Mine (2012 / Steven Sheil / Indonesia) FTV 7/10 {91 m.}
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St. Gloede wrote: October 28th, 2020, 11:22 pm 7. Fah talai jone / Tears of the Black Tiger (2000, Wisit Sasanatieng) - Thailand

Gloriously tacky, and shows the power of set design over cinematography. Don't get me wrong, the colours are captured nicely, and there is some great play with saturation to really give us the feeling of classic film shortcomings: but the star here is the colours. We are presented with great pink buildings, and a colour palette you'd not expect to see in a western. Meanwhile the tropes are brought in left right and center, including a Taiwanese Southern Belle (for all intents and purposes). Playing out as a meta melodrama and genre parody, but one that breaths and has a life on its own. "Parody" is actually the wrong word altogether. Yes, it may have some superficial similarities to how OSS 117 takes on Bond and Eurospy films, but it turns it into a love letter to an epoch that never was, and an exercise in style that truly stands on its own. 8/10.
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If you liked the first Ong-bak, be sure to check out Tom Yum Goong (Muay Thai Fighter | Honour of the Dragon | Warrior King | The Protector - whatever they called it in English). After that Tony Jaa became a little too full of himself (which led to the messy Ong Bak sequels), but Tom Yum Goong is probably a bit better still.
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3-8. ThirTEEN Terrors: Wanida (2014) * 49 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Tai-Tam (2014) * 38 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Chaeng (2014) * 43 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Sai Mai Dai Rap (Choen) (2014) * 50 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Pu Som (2014) * 41 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Suai Sayong (2014) * 50 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Khuen Haek Kot (2014) * 42 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Aep Thai (2015) * 44 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Achintai (2015) * 47 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Khrap (2015) * 46 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Phuean Ruam Hong (2015) * 44 min.
ThirTEEN Terrors: Siang Tam Sai (2015) * 49 min. 
ThirTEEN Terrors: Khuen Si Namngoen (2015) * 48 min.
Thailand

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1. Shutter (2004) * 96 min. Thailand
2. Justice Liu - Curse of the Slow Fader: Here Comes The Judge (2019) * 8 min.
Justice Liu - Curse of the Slow Fader: Enter The Swordsman (2019) * 10 min.
Justice Liu - Curse of the Slow Fader: Before The Ghost, The Slow Fader (2019) * 10 min.
Justice Liu - Curse of the Slow Fader: Embrace The Stages (2019) * 8 min.
Justice Liu - Curse of the Slow Fader: Stay Woke (2019) * 12 min.
Singapore
Let Me Kill My Mother First (2018) * 12 min. Singapore

*First time viewing
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Thai: 10 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 5 / Malay: 5 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins
27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins
28. Vampire Hookers (1978) Philippines 79mins
29. The Unborn Child (2011) Thailand 93mins
30. 3 Doors of Horrors (2013) Malaysia 45mins
31. This Girl Is Bad-Ass (2011) Thailand 95mins
32. Train of the Dead (2007) Thailand 88mins

33. KL24: Zombies (2017) Malaysia 76mins

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A lot less generic than it sounds, this zombie apocalypse comedy is funny and full of quirky characters - and each of the three overlapping tales represents a different subsection of Malaysian culture, with some of the best moments being the non-horror ones as three wives of the same man debate the virtues of polygamy when the fourth wife is infected, and as an old man takes umbrage at his daughter's marriage to a man his own age.
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Thai: 10 / Malay: 6 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 5 / Other: 7
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins
27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins
28. Vampire Hookers (1978) Philippines 79mins
29. The Unborn Child (2011) Thailand 93mins
30. 3 Doors of Horrors (2013) Malaysia 45mins
31. This Girl Is Bad-Ass (2011) Thailand 95mins
32. Train of the Dead (2007) Thailand 88mins
33. KL24: Zombies (2017) Malaysia 76mins

34. Killer Clown (2009) Malaysia 72mins

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The titular character admittedly looks quite unsettling and there are a few good moments as his victims stare at him in bafflement before meeting their demise here. The film is very poorly assembled though. The acting -- particularly from writer-director Julian Cheah -- is very subpar, and his motivations in hunting the killer down himself are not well established (does he have a reason not to trust the police?). Too many flashbacks also kill all tension.
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08. Enam Djam Di Djogja (1951) - Indonesia
09. Si Mamad (1973) - Indonesia
10. S21, la machine de mort khmère rouge (2003) - Cambodia
11. Jao nok krajok (2009) - Thailand
12. Walang alaala ang mga paru-paro (2009) - Philippines

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01. Surat untuk Bidadari (1994) - Indonesia
02. Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015) - Thailand
03. Apa khabar orang kampung (2007) - Malaysia
04. Ang magpakailanman (1982) + Botika bituka (1985) + Juan gapang (1988) + Puting Paalam (1997) - Philippines
05. Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste (2013) + Mensajeiru (2014) + Boneca de Atauro: Searching for the Lost Love (2016) - Timor-Leste
06. Monks (2013) + Youth of Yangon (2013) + Rula (2015) + My Leg (2016) + Nan Shwe Pyi: The Rise of Ba Ka School (2016) + Unsilent Potato (2016) - Myanmar
07. Darah dan Doa (1950) - Indonesia
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(Screenshots from 'Esprit De Corps' & 'Sekala Niskala'),

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31. Kisapmata (Blink of an Eye, Mike De Leon, 1981) 9/10 (Philippines) (98 min)
32. American Hunter/Perawan di sarang sindikat (Arizal, 1989) 6/10 (Indonesia) (88 min)
33. Dongeng Dari Dirah (The Sorceress of Dirah, Sardono W. Kusumo & Robert Chappell, 1992) 9/10 (Indonesia) (41 min)
34. Singapore GaGa (Tan Pin Pin, 2005) 7.5/10 (Singapore) (53 min)
35. Insects in the Backyard (Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, 2010) 7/10 (Thailand) (93 min)
36. Kebun Binatang (Postcards from the Zoo, Edwin, 2012) 8/10 (Indonesia) (92 min)
37. Esprit De Corps (Auraeus Solito, 2014) 8.5/10 (Philippines) (94 min)
38. Sekala Niskala (The Seen and Unseen, Kamila Andini, 2017) 8.5/10 (Indonesia) (82 min)

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1. Shier lou (12 Storeys, Eric Khoo, 1997) 8/10 (Singapore) (104 min)
2. Daun di Atas Bantal (Leaf on a Pillow, Garin Nugroho, 1998) 8.5/10 (Indonesia) (79 min)
3. In the Room ( Eric Khoo, 2015) 6.5/10 (Singapore) (104 min)
4. Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body, Garin Nugroho, 2018) 8.5/10 (Indonesia) (107 min)
5. Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan (Lady Terminator, H. Tjut Djalil, 1989) 7/10 (Indonesia) (82 min)
6. Bercinta dengan maut/Dangerous Seductress (H. Tjut Djalil, 1992) 7.5/10 (Indonesia/Philippines) (94 min)
7. Yao jie huang hou/Bugis Street (Yonfan, 1995) 8/10 (Singapore) (101 min)
8. Onthakan (The Blue Hour, Anucha Boonyawatana, 2015) 7.5/10 (Thailand) (97 min)
9. Ang Napakaigsing Buhay Ng Alipato/Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember (Khavn (& Roxlee), 2016) 9/10 (Philippines) (88 min)
10. Malila: The Farewell Flower (Anucha Boonyawatana, 2017) 8.5/10 (Thailand) (95 min)
11. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Emmanuel H. Borlaza, Ishmael Bernal and Peque Gallaga, 1984) 7.5/10 (Philippines) (125 min)
12. 15: The Movie (Royston Tan, 2003) 8/10 (Singapore) (93 min)
13. Worldly Desires (Apichatpong Weerasethakul & Pimpaka Towira, 2005) 8/10 (Thailand) (43 min)
14. Huling balyan ng buhi (The Last Priestess of Buhi or the Woven Stories of the Other, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, 2006) 8.5/10 (Philippines) (90 min)
15. Kuaile gongchang (Pleasure Factory, Ekachai Uekrongtham, 2007) 7.5/10 (Singapore/Thailand) (85 min)
16. Darah/Macabre (Timo Tjahjanto & Kimo Stamboel, 2009) 5.5/10 (Indonesia/Singapore) (95 min)
17. The Tiger Factory (Woo Ming Jin, 2010) 8/10 (Malaysia) (85 min)
18. The Second Life of Thieves (Woo Ming Jin, 2014) 7.5/10 (Malaysia) (88 min)
19. How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) (Josh Kim, 2015) 7/10 (Thailand/Indonesia) (79 min)
20. Krabi, 2562 (Anocha Suwichakornpong & Ben Rivers, 2019) 8/10 (Thailand) (90 min)
21. Jaka Sembung (The Warrior, Sisworo Gautama Putra, 1981) 7/10 (Indonesia) (93 min)
22. Golok Setan (The Devil's Sword, Ratno Timoer, 1984) 7/10 (Indonesia) (101 min)
23. Fun Bar Karaoke (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, 1997) 7.5/10 (Thailand) (101 min)
24. Ma' Rosa (Brillante Mendoza, 2016) 8.5/10 (Philippines) (110 min)
25. Bi, dung so! (Bi, Don't Be Afraid, Phan Dang Di, 2010) 8.5/10 (Vietnam) (91 min)
26. Sin maysar fon tok ma proi proi (In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire, Wichanon Somunjarn, 2012) 7.5/10 (Thailand) (76 min)
27. Cha và con và... (Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories, Phan Dang Di, 2015) 8/10 (Vietnam) (103 min)
28. Kraben rahu (Manta Ray, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, 2018) 7.5/10 (Thailand) (102 min)
29-30. Ang magpakailanman (Eternity, Raymond Red, 1982) 9/10 (RV) (25 min), Kabaka (Enemy, Raymond Red, 1983) 8/10 (25 min), Oliver (Nick Deocampo, 1983) 9.5/10 (39 min), ABCD (Roxlee, 1985) 7.5/10 (5 min), Puting Paalam (The White Funeral, Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena, 1997) 8/10 (30 min) (5xPhilippines) (Total: 124 min)
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Thai: 10 / Malay: 6 / Indo: 6 / Phili: 5 / Other: 8
1. Chanthaly (2012) Laos 99mins
2. Shutter (2004) Thailand 97mins
3. Three Seasons (1999) Vietnam 105mins
4. Mudras Calling (2018) Myanmar 106mins
5. My Stupid Boss (2016) Indonesia 106min
6. Jailbreak (2017) Cambodia 92mins
7. Yasmine (2014) Brunei 109mins
8. Munafik (2016) Malaysia 99mins
9. Insiang (1976) Philippines 83mins
10. Ilo Ilo (2013) Singapore 99mins
11a. Chau u Polo (2012) Timor-Leste 15mins
11b. Wawata Topu (2013) Timor-Leste 33mins
11c. Boneca de Atauro (2016) Timor-Leste 20mins
12. Monday Morning Glory (2005) Malaysia 82mins
13. Suzzanna Buried Alive (2018) Indonesia 125mins
14. TNT Jackson (1974) Philippines 69mins
15. Bad Genius (2017) Thailand 129mins
16. Nang Nak (1999) Thailand 121mins
17. Target (2018) Indonesia 91mins
18. Ong-bak (2003) Thailand 104mins
19. The Doll (2016) Indonesia 107mins
20. Dead Bite (2011) Thailand 94mins
21. Dead Kids (2019) Philippines 94mins
22. On the Job (2013) Philippines 118mins
23. The Pool (2018) Thailand 90mins
24. Impetigore (2019) Indonesia 106mins
25. Tiger Factory (2010) Malaysia 85mins
26. Inhuman Kiss (2019) Thailand 121mins
27. Satan's Slaves (2017) Indonesia 107mins
28. Vampire Hookers (1978) Philippines 79mins
29. The Unborn Child (2011) Thailand 93mins
30. 3 Doors of Horrors (2013) Malaysia 45mins
31. This Girl Is Bad-Ass (2011) Thailand 95mins
32. Train of the Dead (2007) Thailand 88mins
33. KL24: Zombies (2017) Malaysia 76mins
34. Killer Clown (2009) Malaysia 72mins

35. S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003) Cambodia 101mins

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Surviving inmates and guards of a notorious Khmer Rouge prison are brought back to the facility in this documentary. While the film assumes much viewer knowledge, it works even with limited context due to the unique idea of bringing everyone back to the prison. At the film's most chilling, the former guards calmly and nonchalantly reenact their daily duties, right down to verbal threats that they recited on a regular basis.
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1. Sebelum Iblis Menjemput: Ayat Dua aka "May the Devil Take You Too" (2020) SHUDDER 6/10
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