Beware the haunted women who lurk in the bamboo forest as black cats craving the blood of samurai!
In the Sengoku period, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The governor calls in a wild and fierce young hero to quell what is evidently an Onryō ghost. He encounters the two beautiful women in an eerie, beautiful scene. After spiritual purification, he meets the demon in a thrilling fight.
February 24, 1968
Top billed cast
Kichiemon Nakamura II, Nobuko Otowa, Kiwako Taichi, Kei Satō, Taiji Tonoyama
criterion collection, samurai, revenge, murder, black cat, ghost, rape and revenge, folk horror
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