Nine tales of human cruelty, nine tales of human depravity, nine tales of true horror
Horror filmed directed by Kinya Ogawa.
One murky night, Soetsu, a blind acupuncturist and money lender, calls on Shinzaemon Fukami, a Hatamoto samurai, to collect some money. But Fukami is too busy having an affair with a maid and curtly tells Soetsu to ask Sawano, his wife, for the money. As they have no money, Sawano interprets her husband's words as telling her to give herself to Soetsu in lieu of payment. However, Fukami catches them in the act and kills them both. Snatching up Soetsu's money bag with 30 ryo in it, he then asks two ruffians, to sink the bodies in a marsh. From what follows, it seems as if the spirits of Soetsu and Sawano are still hovering on earth in anguish and anger. For soon afterwards, Fukami is found dead by his own hand and Osono, Soetsu's younger daughter, suddenly disappears from home.
Kaidan directed by Katsuhiko Tasaka.
Features a haunted well with yet another blind masseur's vengeful ghost.
Ghost comedy film.
It's a film version of the known legend about Kiyohime and the monk Anchin.
Follows the murder of a money-lending masseur by an impoverished samurai. The slain masseur's daughter will also fall victim to his curse, so that she can become empowered as an agent of her father's vengeance.
Horror movie directed by Kinnosuke Fukada.
Very rare Italian horror anthology from 1994, starring amongst many others, Asia Argento. This Italian movie is an anthology based with no linking material, only that all of the stories have a horror/suspense/surreal theme. The stories are diverse, ranging from routine stories with twist-endings to social satire. The directing styles are equally as eclectic - compare the frenetic Peter Jackson-style opening segment, Our Guys Are Coming to the surrealistic, dreamlike qualities of Outlook.
Last part of the Snake Woman trilogy.
Utaji heard that her ex-lover Seijirou would get married to Ochiyo a daughter of Ise-ya. She murdered Ochiyo and took over the Ise-ya's shop with Hikoroku a head clerk of Ise-ya. Moreover Utaji killed Hikoroku. But...
While transporting a bride-to-be in a closed carriage (kago) while during a thunderstorm, a group of servants and onlookers suddenly come upon an apparition of a ghostly white-draped female figure floating down to the ground. As she turns to face the crowd, the woman reveals the disfigured right side of her face. As the procession stands in utter horror, the ghost then takes flight again and down a side street. After the shock wears off, the bride is checked on and everyone is safe in the group. Once the wedding party finally arrives at the groom's home, they apologize for the delay... and proceed to open the kago, only to realize that the bride-to-be is now missing... and all that's left in the carriage is a single white snake slithering about.
Kusuo Abe stars in this kaidan.
The chief characters in "Botan Dôrô" are Otsuyu, a beautiful maiden in love with Hagiwara Shinsaburô. There is also the young lady's maid, and a picturesque evildoer, Tomozô.
A film about the Ghost of Okiku that's based on the kabuki play Bancho Sarayashiki.
This film is about the curse of a jealous woman destroying the lovers on the run.
Image Archive archivist Dino Everett assembled a feature-length compilation of SCA student works from the late ’60s and ’70s. The compilation features recently uncovered and previously unseen student films by O’Bannon and John Carpenter — including their very first pairing in 1968, Good Morning Dan! BLOOD BATH (1969, written and directed by Dan O’Bannon) B/W (original 16mm) 7 min. THE DEMON (1970, written and directed by Charles Adair) B/W (original 16mm) 19 min. GOOD MORNING DAN (1968, written and directed by Dan O’Bannon, camera by John Carpenter) Color (original 8mm) 19 min. CAPTAIN VOYEUR (1969, written and directed by John Carpenter) B/W (original 16mm) 7 min. BLOOD BATH (1976, written and directed by Dan O’Bannon) Red tint (original 16mm blown up to 35mm) 8 min. JUDSON'S RELEASE (1971, written by Alec Lorimore, directed by Terence H. Winkless) (original 16mm) Color 15 min. Total program time: 80 minutes.
Jack the Ripper returns to wreak havoc on a small American town, and litters the neighborhood with a series of mutilated, eviscerated corpses. When he slays journalist J. Looker's girlfriend, Looker becomes the number one suspect and scapegoat - and must embark on a quest to clear his own name and bring the maniac to a bitter end.