Tag Archives: Vampire

Halloween hijinks: Japan’s best Dracula media (and maybe some other vampires)

With seemingly everyone gearing up for Halloween, a blog dedicated to monster media really ought to join the celebration, shouldn’t it? To that end, we’ll be having a series of articles posted during the weeks leading up to Halloween focusing on … Continue reading

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Random Tokusatsu rapid five-in-one

I’ve been really lax on the Today’s Random Tokusatsu movie segments as of late; apologies to anyone particularly looking forward to them. I figured I’d try to make up for that a little with quick thoughts about five of the … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Goke, The Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

Today’s selection: Goke, the Body Snatcher from Hell (1968, dir. Hajime Sato) Subgenre: Kaijin Available from: Criterion To start, let’s just clarify that nobody in this movie is from Hell, and the body-snatching is more of the “Invasion of-” than … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: My Soul is Slashed (1991)

Today’s selection: My Soul is Slashed (1991, dir. Shusuke Kaneko) Subgenre: Vampire Available from: fansub-only I don’t know how a movie called “Kamitsukitai” (I want to bite) winds up with two unrelated English titles without ever seeing an English release, … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Vampire Doll (1970)

Today’s selection: Vampire Doll (1970, dir. Michio Yamamoto) Subgenre: Vampire Available from: Warrior (R2 UK DVD, fansubs also available) Also called The Bloodthirsty Doll and Legacy of Dracula, this is the first of Toho’s Bloodthirsty trilogy (also called their Dracula … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Red Tears (2011)

Today’s selection: Red Tears (2011, dir. Takanori Tsujimoto) Subgenre: Vampire Available from: Xenon Red Tears (AKA Monster Killer) is a police procedural where the answer to whodunit, revealed about halfway in, is vampires. Martial arts legend Yasuaki Kurata plays a … Continue reading

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