Jigoku (1960)

1960 Horror, Drama

User Score: 60/100


A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell.

Shocking, outrageous, and poetic, Jigoku (Hell) is the most innovative creation from Nobuo Nakagawa, the father of the Japanese horror film. After a young theology student flees a hit-and-run accident, he is plagued by both his own guilt-ridden conscience and a mysterious, diabolical doppelganger. And in the gloriously gory final third of the film, Nakagawa offers up his vision of the underworld in a tour-de-force of torture and degradation. A striking departure from traditional Japanese ghost stories, Jigoku, with its truly eye-popping (and gouging) imagery, created aftershocks that are still reverberating in cinema around the world today.

About Jigoku (1960)

Title: Jigoku
Year: 1960
Starring: Hiroshi Hayashi, Takamitsu Watanabe, Hiroshi Shingûji, Hiroshi Izumida, Shigeru Amachi, Yôzô Takamura, Utako Mitsuya, Yûzô Harumi, Yôichi Numata, Katsuzô Kitamura, Jun Ôtomo, Eiichi Shinobu, Akiko Yamashita, Kazuki Nishi, Kiyoko Tsuji, Shinji Suzuki, Fumiko Miyata, Takashi Yamaguchi, Akira Nakamura, Akira Katô, Kimie Tokudaiji, Minoru Miyake, Akiko Ono, Tatsuhiro Oka, Tomohiko Ôtani, Kanjûrô Arashi, Kôichi Miya, Sakutarô Yamakawa, Rei Ishikawa
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Votes: 5.
Genre: Horror, Drama

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