I’m not going to pretend I know anything about contemporary Japanese splatter or J-splotation films; a term I am assuming is only used outside Japan. I’ve seen “Versus” on one of those late night video store runs back when video stores were actually a thriving business. Ya, whippersnappers. Takashi Miike’s “Audition” is one of my favorite horror films period. I would have to hand in my film geek card if I hadn’t encountered “Battle Royale” at some point or another.
Despite its spotty track record amongst horror fans, Thailand's "Art of the Devil" franchise continues its quest to assault your senses with crazy witchcraft, an insane amount of splatter, and a bottomless supply of melodrama.