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The Living Skeleton (1968)
"Kyûketsu dokuro-sen" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  1969 (USA)
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Kikko Matsuoka ...
Saeko / Yoriko (plays two parts)
Yasunori Irikawa ...
Mochizuki - Saeko's Fiance
Masumi Okada ...
Father(Akashi) / Tanuma
Asao Uchida ...
Ejiri(Gamble Maniac)
Asao Koike ...
Tsuji (Estate Agent)
Norihiko Yamamoto ...
Ono (Diver)
Keijiro Kikyo ...
Police Man
Hitoshi Takagi
Kaori Taniguchi ...
Mayumi
Keiko Yanagawa ...
Sanae Suetsugu
Nobuo Kaneko ...
Suetsugu(Cabaret's Manager)
Kô Nishimura ...
Nishizato(Ship's doctor) (as Akira Nishimura)
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Kazuo Mayumida
Michiko Takebe
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Clearly the inspiration for John Carpenter's "The Fog"
23 February 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Made a decade before Carpenter's "The Fog", this is clearly that film's inspiration, and what glorious pulp horror it is.

A scar-faced pirate and his cronies gun down a dozen men and several stunningly beautiful women. One woman grips the trouser leg of her killer as she dies, triggering a series of events that will see watery vengeance visited on the miscreants.

This has a mysterious fog surrounding a quiet coastal town, a haunted ship of the dead, a local priest who carries a terrible secret and a ghostly, beautiful woman whose appearances strike fear into the hearts of evil men.

It is made with incredible affection for its subject matter and total sincerity. Not once does it wink at its audience or betray its genre origins. No, it is proud to be a pulp horror film.

Some of the special effects are not exactly believable, but these are part of the key to the film's charm. There is some model work of a ship crossing the ocean shot through clouds that is both incredibly artificial and incredibly beautiful. The "living skeletons" themselves, though not expertly incorporated into the central narrative, are beautiful.

Highly recommended for true lovers of fantastique films.


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