Ajin Demi Human (2016)
While many people are still flipping out over Stranger Things, I’ve been all about Ajin. From the first episode I was hooked, and though we didn’t finish the entire season, Chris let me strap him down to watch most of it for my second time and his first. So, I’m not crazy and it is a very good if not shockingly dark show. Why other people aren’t flipping out over it, I’ve no idea. Maybe it’s Netflix. Maybe it’s the CGI animation. Maybe everyone likes Bob’s Burgers a little too much? I’ve no idea. Perhaps billed as an action anime, this is firmly in horror territory with monsters, relentless killing, darkness of man and society and a wild twist on death, mortality and resurrection. Lovely stuff!
Corpse Party (2012)
Not to be confused with the coming-never film of Clive Barker’s Tortured Souls… I’d guess this is the first animated horror of the month. Though it’s a re-watch, Corpse Party is full of more gore than half the picks have been so far. Anticipating an upcoming episode of BindTortureKast, it was well worth dipping into again. I’d covered it on Dead Cells, here, for the show with Chris, and hell I’d gladly find a reason to cover it again since this is fun to see and discuss. If only there were more anime like this! Full of gore, ghosts and little subplots peppered in – my wish come true was that the live action version was half as cool. Someday I will play a Corpse Party game too! It’s just too neat of a world to pass up.
Death Parade (2015)
Funimation or Wiki
A new horror anime is always a treat. While screening stuff for an upcoming Dead Cells episode I checked out the first two episodes of this. Certainly worth the time, and it will be on a future podcast for sure. Very Twilight Zone feeling to this dark little game.
Dark Was The Night (2014)
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Another film chosen due to a Bind Torture Kast review, and one I enjoyed very much. Nothing like a town in panic due to a cloven-hoof monster. Not usually a fan of monster films, I did like the way this one behaved and the way the town people behaved was also very believable. In a way, this reminded me of The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (2012) with creature design and the demeanour of the lead. The end was kind of perfect too.
The 31 Days of Halloween ‘Challenge’ is where you take in one or more horror films per day during the month of October. Aside from networks airing more horror for the month, many forums and social networking sites do the same. See what others are watching on The Mortuary.