I wonder if the Junji Ito Collection anime took it as a challenge when I called it gross last week in my review? This week seemed all about being as gross as possible with the kind of body horror that just leaves a sick taste in your mouth and feeling a little unsettled. The story … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 10: And I Thought Last Week Was Gross?
Review: There's probably a better word to describe the events of the second story, but gross was the impression I walked away with. Not scary or creepy, because it didn't succeed on either front, but just disgusting. And like all of these stories it lacked sufficient context or grounding of the circumstances to really have … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 9: So, Gross?
Review: Again two stories though this week I kind of watched both in more or less stunned silence. The first one because by the time you kind of really knew what the story was about it ended and the second one because it was just too weird. The audience sitting through all those deaths just … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 8: There Are No Words
Review: I'm not really sure what to make of the first story as it really seemed more like an idea rather than a fleshed out tale. Basically, record of an artist after she died and everyone who listens to it seems to become obsessed with owning it, to the point where they would steal it … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 7: Round and Round We Go
Review: This one is going to be pretty short because I kind of enjoyed the first story presented this week and then it ended without any kind of resolution. Nothing. Just left us hanging like a window frame reaching out toward the neighbours house in point of fact. So an kind of creepiness or expectations … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 6: Once Again, Possibilities Squandered
Overview: Something happened at Nobuaki's old school and all of his classmates are dead. Starting over at a new school he is understandably reserved but slowly gets drawn into friendship with many of his new classmates. Then they all receive a text message informing them that the King's Game has started and they cannot stop … Continue reading King’s Game Series Review: Only For True Fans of Bad Horror
Review: Another mixed kind of episode with the first story about the house connected to other worlds having an interesting concept but then not really building on that concept in the limited time it had, and then another short story about Souichi. I'm going to be honest and say that while I didn't mind the … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 5: Souichi is Just Really Kind of Annoying
Review: Once again we get two creepy stories with neither one really pushing into actually being scary so much as strange and a little unsettling. What horror I did find in the second story came from my own dislike of puppets and marionettes which was firmly embedded when I was a child. And, just saying, … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 4: Did I Ever Mention I Find Puppets Creepy?
Review: The first story this week is pretty straight forward, though the unresolved ending leaves a lingering feeling that things are not over yet. The story is kind of focused on an urban legend about having your fortune told by a stranger at the crossroads only a number of girls who have done this have … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 3: Still Not Scary But The Second Story Is A Little Disturbing
Review: While I know I was hoping for something a little more like true horror from this series, episode 2 reveals two more kind of twisted tales that work well enough but never really do more than just intrigue at the possibilities they may have contained. With pacing and visuals handled as they are, even … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 2: Not Much Improvement But Setting A Tone