Director: Kaneto Shindō Run Time: 100 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1968 Language: Japanese
Starring: Kei Satō, Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Rokkô Toura
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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. KURONEKO is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography.