Continuing to play catch-up with Roundtables past. This time…#66: Were-What?

KURONEKO

A crumbling ruin. A mist-shrouded forest. A lone samurai making his way home late at night meets a seemingly defenseless young woman. So begins the horror of Kaneto Shindô’s tale of ghosts, vengeance, and the wrongs visited upon women by entitled men. Kuroneko is a film that feels older than it is. Shot in 1968, five years after Shindo’s more famous horror movie OnibabaKuronekohearkens back to the more humanistic period pieces and sword-fighting films of the 1950s. Kuroneko is also one of my favorite films. And not just because it has cat demon ladies in it. Though, really, cat demon ladies should be an enormous draw for anyone.

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Keith Allison is the chief Bacchanologist at Teleport City.


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