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Junji Ito Maniac – Episode Four: Four X Four Walls and The Sandman’s Lair

The fourth episode of Junji Ito Maniac adapts two of Ito’s horror stories. The first story, Four X Four Walls, is a strange one to say the least. Koichi is trying to study in his room, but his brother, Soichi, is … Continue reading

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Unwelcome – Film Review

Director: Jon Wright Writer: Mark Stay Starring: Hannah John-Kamen, Douglas Booth, Colm Meaney, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Kristian Nairn, Niamh Cusack, Chris Walley Rating: ★★½ Unwelcome is a folklore horror film from director Jon Wright and writer Mark Stay. It follows a … Continue reading

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Junji Ito Maniac – Episode Three: The Hanging Balloons

The Hanging Balloons is the third episode of Junju Ito Maniac, and definitely the strongest episode from the first three. It should have been the opening episode, to give a really strong start to the anthology series, instead of the … Continue reading

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Bank of Dave – Film Review

Director: Chris Foggin Writer: Piers Ashworth Starring: Joel Fry, Phoebe Dynevor, Rory Kinnear Rating: ★★★½ Bank of Dave is one of those quintessentially British films that takes the mostly true and mundane story of an everyday person and turns it … Continue reading

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Junji Ito Maniac – Episode Two: The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel/Ice Cream Bus

The second episode of Junji Ito Maniac adapts two of Ito’s stories, The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel and Ice Cream Bus. The first story follows Goro, a teenager who revisits a tunnel with a group of friends where years … Continue reading

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