[Review] CUBE (2023, Screambox) Superb Japanese Remake of Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 Classic

The Grue-Crew review CUBE (2023, Screambox) on Gruesome Magazine episode 424. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

CUBE (2023, Screambox)

In this remake without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped. The prisoners must use their combined skills if they are to escape.

  • Available Streaming on Screambox Beginning April 11, 202
  • Directed by: Yasuhiko Shimizu
  • Written by: Koji Tokuo
  • Based on the 1997 screenplay by: Vincenzo Natali
  • Cast: Masaki Okada, Takumi Saitoh, Masaki Suda, Hikaru Tashiro, Anne Watanabe, Kotaro Yoshida


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.