JAPANESE HORROR IN NYC
The best of horror cinema from Japan old and new will be spotlighted in a festival running December 1-February 24 at Manhattan?s Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). The impressive lineup includes: a panel discussion and Kenji Mizoguchi?s UGETSU (1953) December 1; Keisuke Kinoshita?s GHOST STORY OF YOTSUYA (1949) December 15; Masaki Kobayashi?s classic KWAIDAN (1964) December 19; Kon Ichikawa?s THE DEVIL?S BALL (1977) January 15; Nobuo Nakagawa?s striking and shocking JIGOKU (1960) January 20; a lecture and Kaneto Shindo?s ONIBABA (1964) January 23; Michio Yamamoto?s THE VAMPIRE DOLL (1970) January 30; Kinji Fukasaku?s CREST OF BETRAYAL (1994) February 9; Nakagawa?s LIVING KOHEIJI (1982) February 20; and on February 24, two screenings of four episodes from the recent supernatural TV series GAKKO NO KAIDAN, directed by noted filmmakers Hideo (RINGU) Nakata, Kiyoshi (CURE) Kurosawa, Norio (RING ? Tsuruta and Shinobu (ADRENALINE DRIVE) Yaguchi. The box office can be contacted at (212) 752-3015.
Courtesy of Fangoria