Onibaba (1964)

1964 Horror

User Score: 60/100

Synopsis:

Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Deep within the wind-swept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. Forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, they dump the corpses down a deep, dark hole and live off of their meager spoils. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from the skirmishes, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio’s tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals their horrifying fate. Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning images both lyrical and macabre, Kaneto Shindo’s chilling folktale, Onibaba, is a singular cinematic experience.


About Onibaba (1964)

Title: Onibaba
Year: 1964
Starring: Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno, Taiji Tonoyama, Kentarô Kaji, Hosui Araya, Fudeko Tanaka, Michinori Yoshida, Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Kanzô Uni, Nobuko Shimakage, Someshô Matsumoto, Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Votes: 5.
Genre: Horror

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