Okay, so that title is a bit of a misnomer. The Sundance Channel is actually going Asian this fall, bringing a new season of late night Asia Extreme films to their programming line-up starting on August 7th and running through October 30th. The "festival" will feature films from Japan and South Korea, including the US television premieres of five South Korean films: The Restless, Shadows in the Palace, Tazza: The High Rollers, Voice, and The Wig.

The films aren't all horror, but I think the majority of them will appeal to horror fans -- they're all fairly violent and interesting. Each of the films will air in a midnight time slot on Saturday nights. However, should you miss one, or fall asleep, or just want to see it again, you can check out all the films via a special free On Demand channel as well. Way to go, Sundance!

Aside from the premieres, fans will have an opportunity to see other classics like Ichi the Killer, The Chaser, and Johnnie To's Mad Detective. I can personally vouch for the quality of all three of those films.

So, order in some Korean BBQ or Teriyaki and settle in for a Saturday night filled with some of Asia's greatest horror and cult films. Jump past the break for the full line-up.
categories Movies, Horror