KURONEKO

Director: Kaneto Shindō Run Time: 100 min. Release Year: 1968 Language: Japanese

Starring: Kei Satō, Kichiemon Nakamura, Kiwako Taichi, Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama

In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography.

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