Bloody monsters, fairy tale spectres and psychological fears with the Asian quality label.
Asian horror movies have been popular with fans for years. However, there are still artists who can bring a new quality to the well known and liked conventions, effectively frightening the emotionally thirsty audience and at the same time commenting on contemporary reality in an original, metaphorical way.
In 2019 the Five Flavours programme included a blood-chilling Thai legend about the phenomenon inhabiting the bodies of young girls and an Indian fairy tale horror about human greed, realised in unusual locations, untouched by human foot for decades. We also presented two ingenious looks at zombie films - both refreshing takes at the genre and a tribute to the unfettered fun of the film convention.