FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Dracula, played by an uncredited caucasian, was shipwrecked in the 1600s in Japan, when Christianity was illegal. He was forced to spit on the cross and wander alone in the desert. Upon ... See full summary »
Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist - Dr Rei Aku - who ... See full summary »
The descendant of the servant of a cruel and vicious samurai returns to the town where she was born, only to find that a cat who is possessed by the spirits of those murdered by the samurai is trying to kill her.
The actor Koheiji is terribly in love with the wife of his best friend, the playwright Takuro. To get her, he would even kill Takuro. In course of a fight on a boat on the water, Koheiji ... See full summary »
Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's... See full summary »
An old man dies of heartbreak when a cruel landlord is about to repossess his land. The old man haunts the landlord from the grave. Since the man died in debt, his wife and daughter are indentured servants and are forced to work in the landlord's factory.
The movie is pretty creepy and atmospheric ghost story from Japan. It does a terrific job of building the characters in the story. You feel lots of sympathy for the old man and his family. They are the victims of the landlord and his son. This is another top notch Japanese horror film. It is not very scary but very creepy. The movie gets a little under your skin by the end. It is well worth watching.
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