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Ten Totally Insane, Totally Bloody Japanese Flicks

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During the 1970s, Japan made some amazing grindhouse flicks, like School of the Holy Beast and Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom.


The country's exploitation filmmakers have been going through a Renaissance in the past decade, concentrating on outrageous splatter flicks like Tokyo Gore Police and The Machine Girl. And it does not look like it's stopping anytime soon.

Japanese filmmaker Noboru Iguchi and effects genius Yoshihiro Nishimura have been leading the charge. Iguchi, who started in porn, directs over the top horror films—as well as mainstream TV shows and movies.


To mark the Japanese director Noboru Iguchi's newest flick Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead, here is a collection of ten crazy flicks from the past ten years. These are not the most mental Japanese films of the past decade (I've left out Takashi Miike entirely), but they're pretty damn crazy.

What's so interesting about the flicks is their energy, their outrageousness, and their what-the-fuck-is-this-ness. The Japanese game industry might be wise to look to them for cues.

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Love this article.

Japan truly gives no fucks when it comes to horror movies.