This classic Japanese horror movie directed by Nobuo Nakagawa is based on an 18th-century masterpiece written by Nanboku Tsuruya. It is about a woman who haunts her husband after she dies a miserable death. The story has terrified the Japanese people for ages.
A Hong Kong taxi driver suffers after being cursed by a sorcerer he accidentally hit with his cab. After the driver’s wife is raped and killed by teenage hooligans, he pleads with the sorcerer to lift the hex and restore his wife to the land of the living. Otherworldly zombie chaos ensues.
Young master Ying Feng is kicked out of home by his father, a master of mystical magic cures, because the “leader of black religion” is out to kill his entire family. Honest and stout-hearted, Ying Feng punches three guys who want to screw pretty dancer Miss Fan. Fan gets sweet on Feng and he agrees to let her stay with him. Continue reading
Kaidan Botan Doro (Tales of the Peony Lantern) is based on the kabuki version of one of the most famous ghost stories in Japan. Shinzaburo flees an unwanted marriage with his brother’s widow and lives quietly as a teacher removed from his family. On the night of the summer Obon festival, he meets a beautiful courtesan named Otsuyu and her attendant. When He begins to suspect the women are ghosts and are draining his life away Shinzaburo becomes frightened and seeks help from the temple priest.
An intriguing adult murder mystery involving an old inkeeper, his young and voluptuous wife and a handsome, mysterious wanderer who happens upon the inn is one of three bizarre tales from Hong Kong. Continue reading
May is a man who, in order to reincarnate to an honorable situation, must remain a virgin for three lifetimes. But the evil (and titular) witch has other ideas. She tricks him, then screws him, then kills him. Now dead, May becomes the servant of the prince of hell, whose parents want to marry him off. But despite being offered the choice of 73 beauties, he rejects them all as being too old. The prince (who, like the other inhabitants of hell, is quite a nice guy) is mad about Chin … but she’s “on the corps side” – that is, in the land of the living. May is instructed to accompany the prince through the tricky task of getting to know and woo the living girl. But the witch is still around, and still after May…..
Three inmates in an asylum tell their stories. Story 1, a husband and wife discover they should be careful what they wish for. Story 2, a naked female ghost gets revenge from her watery grave. Story 3, a dead prostitute returns as a ghost. Continue reading