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House of Terrors (1965)

Kaidan semushi otoko (original title)
| Horror | 1965 (Japan)
A man, Chonin Mitake, dies crazy after long agony, and his dead body is cremated. His widow Yoshi, investigating on the past of her husband, goes to the mansion where he had lived, a ... See full summary »

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Kô Nishimura ...
Baron Tominaga / The Hunchback (plays two parts) (as Akira Nishimura)
Yûko Kusunoki ...
Yoshie Munakata
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Harold Conway
Shinjirô Ebara ...
Takashi Yamashita - Keisuke's Assistant (as Shinjirô Ehara)
Masumi Harukawa ...
Akemi Yokota
Yoko Hayama ...
Kazuko Shirakawa
Kazuo Katô ...
Lawyer Isobe
Kazuo Kitamura ...
Dr. Keisuke Munakata
Yukiko Kuwahara ...
Tomoko
Jeanette MacDonald
Mitsue Suzuki ...
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Keiko Yumi ...
Nurse Akiko Fujii
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A man, Chonin Mitake, dies crazy after long agony, and his dead body is cremated. His widow Yoshi, investigating on the past of her husband, goes to the mansion where he had lived, a building Leftly nicknamed "Satan's Pit" (a suggestive statue of Satan is situated in the atrium of the mansion) managed by a hunchbacked caretaker. Soon some visitors reach the house. the hunchbacked keeper warns...

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Japanese Gothic fever dream
23 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Finally found this film on YouTube after years of looking for it under the title "Ghost of the Hunchback". (The film was apparently available on Amazon Prime but is no longer, at least not "in my area"). Who would not be intrigued by the prospect of a Japanese take on the then-current Italian Gothic horror cycle? Adding to the strange mix, this version is dubbed into Italian, with the credits being anglicized in that weird Italian way - a bunch of unconvincing English sounding names, this time appended to a film obviously made by a Japanese director with Japanese actors, and subtitled in English! But no matter. The film does not disappoint, and is in fact considerably more gruesome and sexually frank (and perverse) than almost any Italian counterpart from the same time period that I can think of ,and conjures up a very effectively creepy atmosphere. The rather free-wheeling plot is hard to summarize (and therefore to spoil) and actually doesn't feel particularly Japanese, in terms of what we might expect from Japanese horror. Director Hajime Sato doesn't seem to have made too many films, but is responsible for another big favorite of mine, the rather amazing "Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell". Both films play with and freely mix genre conventions, provide ample shocks and surprises along the way, display a lot of visual flair and end with a certain grim finality. I wish he had made more movies.


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