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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Blu-ray Review: "Dark Water" (2002)

    A mother (Hitomi Kuroki) and her 6 year old daughter (Rio Kanno) move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

    Director Hideo Nakata had been working in the horror film business for many years and had achieved international success thanks to "Ring" (1998) and "Ring 2" (1999). With "Dark Water", it seems as though the American remake gained more traction; at least, it was the one more readily available in my neck of the woods. ...
  2. Takashi Miike Returns With "Over Your Dead Body" (2014)

    A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki) plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. She pulls some strings to get her lover, Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo Ichikawa) cast in the play, even though he's a relatively unknown actor.

    Being a fan is a challenging business. For horror lovers, we like to say we are "John Carpenter fans" or "Wes Craven fans". And these are bold statements, because then you find yourself in a position where you ...