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Dark Tales of Japan is a collection of five short horror films that are directed by five notable Japanese film directors.

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Yoshihiro Nakamura (teleplays), Masayuki Ochiai (teleplay) | 6 more credits »
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Kayoko Shiraishi Kayoko Shiraishi ... Old Lady in Kimono (story "Kowai hanashi, kikitai desu ka?")
Shôzô Endô Shôzô Endô ... Yamazaki (story "Spiderwoman")
Yoshinori Okada ... Hasegawa (story "Spiderwoman")
Kanako Fukaura Kanako Fukaura ... Tomoko (story "Spiderwoman")
Anri Sugihara Anri Sugihara ... Akemi (story "Spiderwoman")
Yôko Maki ... Akemi's classmate (story "Spiderwoman")
Miyako Yamaguchi Miyako Yamaguchi
Shunsuke Nakamura Shunsuke Nakamura ... Kodera (story "Sukima")
Shigenori Yamazaki Shigenori Yamazaki ... Shimizu
Yû Yamada Yû Yamada ... Mayu Ooki (story "Sacrifice")
Moro Morooka ... Toshinori Ooki (story "Sacrifice")
Megumi Asaoka Megumi Asaoka ... Shizuko Ooki (story "Sacrifice")
Tetta Sugimoto Tetta Sugimoto ... Yoshio Ishiguro (story "Blonde Kwaidan")
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Shigenori Fukawa (story "Premonition")
Hijiri Kojima Hijiri Kojima ... Young woman with hat (story "Premonition")
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Dark Tales of Japan is a collection of five short horror films that are directed by five notable Japanese film directors.

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

22 September 2004 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Japan

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Japanese TV Anthology
23 September 2008 | by FilmFataleSee all my reviews

According to my DVD, there are supposed to be framing segments with this, but I could never access them. As such, we have five separate stories. "The Spiderwoman" was my favorite, with some scary visuals and a fun story about the myth of the Spiderwoman. Not heavy on real spiders, which is a plus for an arachnophobe like me! "Crevices" could have worked as a longer film, and "The Sacrifice" was interesting but nothing special. "Blonde Kwaidan" was just silly and seemed to be missing a large portion of plot. I also found myself enjoying "Presentment," which concerned a rather unusual tour package.

"Dark Tales of Japan" is overall a decent intro to J-horror, but nothing to write home about.


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