Kaidan hebi-onna (Snake Woman's Curse) (Ghost Story of the Snake Woman) (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Kaidan hebi-onna (Snake Woman's Curse) (Ghost Story of the Snake Woman) (1968)

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Long credited with being the father of the Japanese horror film, Jigoku director Nobuo Nakagawa helms this tale of a wealthy landlord who incurs the wrath of a vengeful peasant. Chobei rules over his rural village with an iron fist, callously exploiting the small people for all they're worth. One day, Chobei takes things too far and causes the death of a poor farmer. Instead of paying penance for his horrible misdeed, the greedy landlord forces the dead man's wife and daughter to become his personal servants. Later, when Chobei kills a snake that the farmer's wife had been protecting, he starts experiencing visions or rotting corpses, and gradually loses his grip on sanity. When Chobei's son Takeo's beautiful new bride begins displaying the disturbing characteristics of a serpent, the fearful father races to set things right before the spirits of the dead take their gruesome revenge. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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I wanted this to live up to the lurid title and I was let down in a big way, unfortunately. Instead of snakes attacking people or freaky ghosts grabbing unsuspecting victims, I get a ghostly apparition appearing and croaking out lines from earlier in the film, slowly driving someone mad, which just isn't all that exciting to me. Rental? Maybe?

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant
½

Cool and stylish Japanese horror film from the sixties by the same director as Jigoku. Brilliant revenge flick about the lower classes getting revenge on the rich for their misdeeds.

Al Miller
Al Miller

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