Kuroneko

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Kuroneko

samurai revenge murder black cat ghost folk horror

Kuroneko

Release Date: February 24, 1968

Year    :   1968
Slogan    :   «Beware the haunted women who lurk in the bamboo forest as black cats craving the blood of samurai!»
Genres    :   Horror, Fantasy
Production Companies    :   Toho Co.
Director    :   Kaneto Shindō
Producers    :   Nobuyo Horiba, Setsuo Noto, Kazuo Kuwahara
Writers    :   Kaneto Shindō
RunTime    :   100 mins.

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.




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