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Yotsuya Ghost Story (Yotsuya kaidan)


Dir. Kenji Misumi. 1959, 84 mins. 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Kazuo Hasegawa, Yasuko Nakata. In one of Japan’s most frequently told ghost stories, a murdered wife returns in an act of vengeance. This time around, however, she may have her husband there to help. Misumi’s brilliant black-and-white version of this bloody tale puts a new twist on the old story. With some of the best special effects of his early career, Misumi’s Yotsuya Ghost Story is a thrilling and chilling horror film.

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