04th May2018

First trailer for Japanese revenge horror ‘The Viper’s Hex’

by Phil Wheat

The Viper’s Hex is the fourth feature film by Black Forest Films, the team behind Chocolate, Strawberry Vanilla, Under A Kaleidoscope, Mondo Yakuza and The Perfect Nonsense. Set in Tokyo, this Japanese horror sets out to explores the psyche of Kiyo, a cursed and lonely hostess who falls pregnant to a foreigner named Anchin; and is […]

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22nd Jan2018

‘The Shinjuku Five’ gets another cast member

by Phil Wheat

The cast announcements for upcoming Ozploitation film The Shinjuku Five are coming in thick and fast as; with the producers announcing today that Robert Rabiah has joined the cast playing Victor Brascoiano, the owner/operator of a Japanese AV company. Rabiah joins the already announced Aussie actor Roger Ward and Aliens star Ricco Ross in the […]

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17th Jan2018

Aliens’ “Frost” joins the cast of ‘The Shinjuku Five’

by Phil Wheat

A couple of weeks ago we brought you news that Aussie actor Roger Ward had joined the cast of the film and now we can exclusively share the next piece of casting for the eagerly awaited new movie from Black Forest Films & Lady of the Light Productions – who have partnered up to make […]

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01st Jan2018

Legendary Ozploitation star joins ‘The Shinjuku Five’

by Phil Wheat

Set to film in Japan and Australia, The Shinjuku Five is written and co-directed, alongside Jasmine Jakupi, by Addison Heath (Mondo Yakuza, The Viper’s Hex) and stars Yoji Yamada, Saya Minami, Cris Cochrane, Tim Jason Wicks and Mondo Yakuza star Kenji Shimada. The soundtrack comes from Queensland based The Screaming Meanies, who have provided scores […]

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27th Nov2017

MonsterFest 2017: ‘The Viper’s Hex’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Saya Minami, Kenji Shimada, Kaori Kawabuchi, Kei Miura, Nozomi de Lencquesaing, Yoji Yamada, Sawa Masaki, Yasunari Kondo, Ten Miyazawa, Yûki Kuroda, Dylan Davies Tanaka, Dylan Heath, Ayumu Kawashima, Yumiko Dunk | Written by Bill Clare, Addison Heath, Dylan Heath, Jasmine Jakupi | Directed by Addison Heath, Jasmine Jakupi I’ll be honest, I’m a HUGE […]

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21st Jul2017

Black Forest Films announce ‘The Shinjuku Five’

by Phil Wheat

Black Forest Films, the Auusie production company behind the awesome Mondo Yakuza and the forthcoming The Viper’s Hex, have announced their next film – The Shinjuku Five. Set to film in Japan and Australia, The Shinjuku Five is once again written and co-directed, alongside Jasmine Jakupi, by Addison Heath (Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, Under a Kaleidoscope) […]

06th Feb2017

‘Mondo Yakuza’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kenji Shimada, Glenn Maynard, Skye Medusa, Cris Cochrane, Kristen Condon, Vlady T, Saya Minami, Tom Liddy | Written by Addison Heath, Glenn Maynard, Kenji Shimada | Directed by Addison Heath A brand-new take on the Japanese Yakuza films of the 1960s, Mondo Yakuza is clearly inspired by the nihilistic work of Seijun Suzuki (Branded […]

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23rd Nov2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘Under a Kaleidoscope’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kenji Shimada, Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot, Damien Vennell, Tim Jason Wicks, Glenn Maynard | Written and Directed by Addison Heath Addison Heath, writer of the recently released Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, re-teams with some of the cast from that film – including Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot and a scene-stealing Glenn Maynard (as a crazy TV […]

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