Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Artsploitation Films Has Horror Stories Ready For DVD On Oct. 8

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The venerable horror anthology gets a fresh look on Oct. 8 with Artsploitation Films delivers the South Korean film entry, Horror Stories.

Four separate stories from four different filmmakers are spun around the conceit of a beautiful high school girl (Kim Ji-won) being kidnapped by a crazed psycho (Yoo Yeon-seok) who cleverly forestalls what she believes to be the evitable — her rape and murder — by amusing her captor with tales of horror.

If you are a fan of those great horror anthologies of the 1970s — Asylum, The House That Dripped Blood, Tales From the Crypt, etc. — then you are going to feel right at home here.   Only, kick the violence, the blood and gore up a notch or two.  

Min Kyu-dong handled the introduction and connecting segments, with filmmakers Jeong Beom-shik (Epitaph) delivering “Don’t Answer the Door” (two kids are left home alone with instructions not to answer the door); Yim Dae-woong “Endless Flight” (a serial killer with a captive audience); Hong Ji-young cooks up “The Secret Recipe” (an evil step-sister steals her sister’s groom much to her regret) and the filmmaking team of Kim Gok and Kim Sun takes us for a zombie plague ride in “The Ambulance.”
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

A little uneven, but that’s to be expected, but overall Horror Stories from Artsploitation Films will not disappoint.   In Korean with English subtitles. 

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