YABU NO NAKA NO KURONEKO
1968, Janus Films, 99 min, Japan, Dir: Kaneto Shindô.
Another spectacularly creepy Japanese horror film from director Kaneto Shindô, who once again finds horror in a medieval Japan plagued by war. This time an evil ghost is tearing out the throats of roaming samurai; when a soldier sets off in search of the spirit, he finds himself confronting internal as well as external demons.
“Sleek, hair-raisingly graceful, and ready to take its place alongside the other landmarks of Japanese horror history.” Maitland McDonagh, Criterion
In Japanese with English subtitles.