I read over at Horrorsquad that Sundance Channel is showcasing Asia Extreme films on Sundance.
Check out the Sundance site for the full lowdown.
Asian horror has suffered from some oversaturation as a result of import redos (The Ring, Grudge, The Eye, Dark Water, Pulse, The Uninvited, Shutter, The Echo) and the usual abuse of a little ray of light until you’ve bled it out and scored big money! big prizes!
Additionally, many of the A horror films present a similar atmosphere and viewpoint. If you enjoy any of them, you are liable to find more than a few that serve you. The reverse is obviously true as well.
The oft-mentioned Ichi The Killer is on deck for a September showing. Might be worth a look for curious viewers who never got around to watching.
Sundance is also showing a film called Subject Two for its Friday Midnight Snack movie on Aug. 13. A story about a remote location and resurrection experiments. Dr. Franklin Vick is the morally suspect doctor working his magic on test subject Adam. Are those names representative of some tongue-in-cheek edge or just ridiculous? The posted reviews can’t seem to decide. I’ll have to find out for myself.
I’m going to give Sundance credit for continuing to bring something different to the vast wasteland of dreck usually found up and down the TV dial.