Time to drop by Singapore for our latest Halloween haunting… this time it’s a look at the recent 2013 horror goodie “Ghost Child”. Looks like a scary one too, judging by the Trailer…. lots of creepy “killer baby” revenge from beyond the grave. Just the sort of thing a certain Catgirl loves… 😉
Our synopsis for it goes as follows: “Having saved her from a band of Indonesian bandits, widower Choon announces his plans to marry Indonesian-Chinese woman Na. She is mysterious in nature and says little about her background. Amongst the items she brings with her is an urn, which contains the eponymous “Ghost Child”, otherwise known as a toyol. The toyol causes much distress to Choon and his estranged teenage daughter, Kim. Among other strange happenings, family photographs get torn apart and Kim’s grandmother gets injured for no apparent reason. At first suspecting her dead mother’s ghost for causing these, Kim soon learns about the toyol and attempts to get rid of it, but her efforts are to no avail. Could she save her family by ridding this unspeakable evil?”
Ooooh!! The Toyol… the “little baby thief/ ghost in a jar”. It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of these around the ol’ Litterbox. Somehow I’m thinking this film’s going to be lots less about the laughs generated by a little green goblin and a whole lot more about the creepy evil things that dead baby fetuses in a jar can get up too when they get really pissed off. Guess we’ll find out, eh Gentle Visitors? 😉
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It’s here!! It’s here!! More “Killer Mutant Baby” fun from the Land of the Rising Sun, it’s “Tamami: The Baby’s Curse” direct to your Favorite Catgirl Princess from Japan. I’ve been waiting for about a month for this one to arrive, but finally it showed up in the mail yesterday. Since I had Friday off, I promptly curled up on the couch with Goober and made an evening of watching it.
Our Synopsis for it reads as follows: “Yoko (played by Nako Mizusawa), a pretty 15-year-old orphan girl, discovers that her family didn’t actually purposely abandon her as a baby, and having found her at last, now want her to come live with them in their sprawling mansion. What begins as every orphan’s dream come true turns into a nightmare as she discovers her mother is insane and a disgusting horrifying monster that lives in the attic wants to kill her. That monster is Tamami, the deformed twin sister that Yoko never knew she had. Jealous and enraged at Yoko’s beauty, Tamami will stop at nothing to rid the world of such a blatant reminder of her own hideousness.”
Yep…. this one sounds like Goober and I are gonna like it… but we’ve been teased by such promising descriptions before…. Does “Tamami” have the chills and thrills to make this lil’ Catgirl sleep badly tonight?
I guess we’ll just have to find out! So whatcha waitin’ for, Gentle Visitors? “Read On” !!
It’s time for another look at those wonderfully silly films that help to shape lil’ Miyuki into the movie loving Catgirl Princess I am today. This week we take a look at “It’s Alive”, 1974’s mutant killer baby movie….
A lot of films since then have touched on this idea, but this one was there first…. and all the others since owe it a more than a passing nod for reminding us all just how scary babies really are. Given that the news is this one is currently the latest classic horror franchise due for a remake soon, and since I have “Tamami, The Baby’s Curse” winging it’s way to me direct from Japan, I thought this one would make just the perfect entry into my “Lil’ Kittens Classics” reviews…..
I remember first seeing this one uncensored on pay cable, I think…. It was over at a friend’s house during a sleepover with some other girls from school. Her family had cable, and she had a TV in her room, which was a novelty waaaay back then.
This was way before those silly “parental controls” started popping up on the decoder boxes, so we were able to watch this one without having to sneak around to do it.
So…. was it worth forgoing the usual sleepover hi jinx to watch? Or should we all have just talked about boys, had the prerequisite pillow fight, and painted each others toenails? Let’s “Read On” and find out…..