Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya) Reviews
Like its more than hundred years old original story (which mainly written as a Kabuki play), the film is mostly filled with typical Asian melodrama where characters grows in the 1st half but 2nd half strikes with violence & ghostly encounters.
Overall, a must see for the fans of Gothic horror & J-Horror.
"[color=white]The fury of a woman driven mad is surely the greatest horror of them all."[/color]
Nobuo Nakagawa, director of Quick Draw Okatsu, Okatsu the Fugitive, Black Cat Mansion, and Rivals, delivers The Ghost of Yotsuga. The storyline for this series is brilliant and well delivered. It was easy to see where the current Japanese horror pictures (Ring-u, Ju-on, The Eye, and Reincarnation) got their inspiration from. The acting was fabulous and the cinematography was stunning.
"I won't tolerate you haunting my grounds like a stray cat."
The Ghost of Yotsuga recently aired on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). This old school samurai horror picture has a lot going for it: stunning settings, fantastic cinematography, perfectly depicted characters, and a fascinating storyline. This is a smart horror picture with many intricate facets. This film could have been a little better paced and contained more gore, but it is definitely worth watching.
"You won't escape my vengeance."