Category Archives: Ghosts

Jellyfish Eyes: The New Yôkai?

Images of the cute yet bizarre kaiju (that is, monsters) inhabiting Takashi Murakami’s much-anticipated fantasy Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) reveal an imagination that has taken its own established aesthetic and created a weird, toy-like pantheon of creatures very reminiscent, in … Continue reading

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B-Movie Celebration: I Am A Ghost

A Backbrain B-Movie Celebration Exclusive I Am A Ghost (US-2012; dir. H.P. Mendoza) is a film I instinctively love, though so far all I’ve seen is the trailer, some screenshots and a press release. Oh, and the following poster: The … Continue reading

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Update: First Full Trailer for Delirium

The trailer for Delirium (US-2012; dir. Jared Black) — an über promising horror thriller that we featured on the Backbrain last month — has premiered on Dread Central. The promise the film showed back then is certainly not diminishing! Director … Continue reading

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Exclusive: The Mountain Wailer

The Hispanic legend of La Llorona has long been a popular subject of Mexican supernatural cinema, spawning such films as The Crying Woman [aka La Llorona; The Ghost] (Mex-1933; dir. Ramón Peón), La Herencia de la Llorona [aka The Heritage … Continue reading

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Ghost Shark Due to Materialise

Remember the excellent-sounding New Zealand flick, Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws, a non-sequel sequel that was in development back in August last year, directed by Andrew Todd and Johnny Hall? If not, catch up here. Well, apparently the guys have … Continue reading

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Jump-Starting the Ghost Shark

Want another mutant shark movie? A good one? Or would you prefer a ghost movie? Can’t decide? Well, we’re here to help. Check out this really cool trailer. Yes, it’s Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws (NZ-[in development]; dir. Andrew Todd … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flicks: A Daniel Lee Film Festival

Daniel Lee is an independent filmmaker and actor who harks from Tupelo, Mississippi via Ohio and Alabama. He makes films because he loves them. You can read an interview with Daniel on Undead Backbrain, in which he talks about himself … Continue reading

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Review: Solstice

Solstice (US-2008; dir. Dan Myrick) College student Megan is still grieving over the apparent suicide of her twin sister, Sophie, as she and her friends head off to the wilds of Louisiana to celebrate Seniors Week and the summer solstice. … Continue reading

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Review: Trailer Park of Terror

Trailer Park of Terror (US-2008; dir. Steven Goldmann) Reviewed by Robert Hood Like some sort of unnatural horror spawned from the genetic residue of Rob Zombie, Herschell Gordon Lewis and the Crypt Keeper from EC Comics’ Tales From the Crypt … Continue reading

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Banshee on the Loose: Damned by Dawn

Damned By Dawn (Australia-2009; dir. Brett Anstey) Banshees have been seriously underused in ghost cinema, the few that have appeared being only marginally related to the legend — or best forgotten. Banshees have an unique and evocative presence in folklore … Continue reading

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