I watched, “I Saw the Devil,” and it was intense, to say the least. This film hails from Korea and is an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Strange, I know, as it isn’t paranormal, but it’s graphic, brutal and is one of the rare films with black-and-white heroes and villains, without becoming one-dimensional.
I think there should be a set of criteria for professional reviewers that is actually followed today. Far too often, the proverbial “grapevine,” speaks of these practices. For example, company “X” provided professional reviewer “A” with heaps of perks, freebies and goodies, while the competition, company “Y,” couldn’t afford to lavishly spoil the reviewer.
This is the second installment on the article series that explores the trend of Asian horror and how it affected the horror industry overall. What can Western writers and authors learn from the new wave of interest in horror from the East? What are other aspects of horror we can learn?