Friday, May 25, 2007

Author of Asia Shock Reports on the San Francisco International Film Festival

Writing in the Asian Reporter, Patrick Galloway, author of popular film guidebooks Asia Shock and Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves, recently weighed in on the wonderful selection of new Asian films at the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest running international fim fest in the U.S.! Below is his review of Ghost Train, and you can read the entire article here -- a great preview for many films that might someday make it to DVD!

Ghost Train (Japan, 2006)

Director Takeshi Furusawa (former assistant director to chill-meister Kiyoshi Kurosawa) delivers the J-horror goods and then some in this innovative shocker about — you guessed it — a haunted train station. Unnerving makeup and sound design, along with a little H.P. Lovecraft influence, reinvigorate the medium. Recommended.