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Onibaba (1964) Horror Movie Review

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Onibaba (1964)

Deep within the wind-swept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. Forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, they dump the corpses down a deep, dark hole and live off of their meager spoils. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from the skirmishes, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio’s tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals their horrifying fate. Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning images both lyrical and macabre, Kaneto Shindo’s chilling folktale, Onibaba, is a singular cinematic experience.

Synopsis:

After being forcefully inducted as a soldier into war in 14th century Japan, his wife and mother remain living in a swamp...

About Onibaba (1964)

Title: Onibaba
Year: 1964
Starring: Senshô Matsumoto, Kei Satô, Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Kanzô Uni, Nobuko Shimakage, Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Jûkichi Uno, Taiji Tonoyama, Kentarô Kaji, Hosui Araya, Fudeko Tanaka, Michinori Yoshida
Runtime: 103 minutes
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Reviewer:
Score: 5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Reviews: 5.
Genre: Horror



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