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Japan

Josh Gates Explores Unusual and Legendary Locations

Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction and some of the most exotic destinations around the globe have the most bizarre and unusual backstories that are based upon folklore and urban legends. Josh Gates has chronicled these places, with their history,… Continue Reading →

Batman Ninja Poses Different Questions

What if Batman was a ninja in feudal Japan? That concept looks as cool as it sounds.

Kholat Brings History and Horror Together

Welcome back to a new episode of #HauntLife. This week I am reviewing the indie survival horror game, Kholat, on PC. This game is available on Steam, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, so be sure to check it out if… Continue Reading →

Have We Actually Seen the Last of Samurai Jack?

Samurai Jack returned for a final season, 13 years in the making, after its initial run on Cartoon Network, airing on the Adult Swim programming block of the network earlier this year. The 10-episode revival felt like a stroke of… Continue Reading →

Samurai Jack is Back From the Dead!

Jack is back. Back from the past. How ’bout that?

“Ghost” Shames Whitewash Whiners, Boasts Loyalty To Lore

Ghost in the Shell is good. You can sleep soundly now. And yes, assuming it makes money, it will be the first of what may be many. Oh, and that whitewashing flap? Stow it. In fact, the solution is so… Continue Reading →

Ghost in the Shell: The Complex Stand Alone

Per Matt After watching Ghost in the Shell, a brighter tomorrow is no longer an option… it’s just as dingy and corrupt there as it is today.

Shin Godzilla Rocks the Japanese Box Office, But Does It Survive #HauntLife?

Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla Resurgence) slammed into Japanese theaters last year with thunderous applause and very high reviews. With the new film Kong: Skull Island releasing into theaters this weekend, this episode of #HauntLife is going to delve into my… Continue Reading →

Remaking a Remake with The Magnificent Seven

Per Matt Reimagining classic movies is nothing new in this day and age, but when, exactly, did remakes of remakes actually begin? Surely, back in 1954, Akira Kurosawa had no idea his film, Seven Samurai, would make a lasting pop-cultural influence… Continue Reading →

Don’t Fear the Forest

The Aokigahara forest on the rim of Mount Fuji in Japan has a pretty morbid history. It ranks top three in the world for suicide locations. Because of this, and the lore suggesting that angry spirits known as yurei inhabit… Continue Reading →

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