Saw a Takashi Miike picture called The Great Yokai War. "Yokai" is a Japanese term for monsters from folklore, as opposed to the more familiar kaiju. It's a kids' picture, about a young boy from Tokyo sent out to live in the countryside with his older sister and his intermittently senile grandfather. When a vengeful spirit appears, the boy gets caught up in a war between warring groups of yokai and must find his courage to become the "Kirin Rider", the hero who will set everything to rights. It's not a bad picture - nothing deep, but an amusing story. Some of the yokai are really trippy, Japanese folklore can get pretty "out there", apparently.

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There were plans to remake Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, but apparently it's unclear exactly who owns the rights and the project was shelved. The movie has an unintentionally funny scene at the end when the main character, trying to escape from the zombies, pushes his girlfriend (in real life his wife at the time) at them. Instead of immediately attacking her, the zombies stop and stare briefly in shock at the star for being such a jerk. This film is very definitely in the "so bad it's good" category.

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