The Living Skeleton The Living Skeleton
  • Japan
  • 1968
  • 80 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.45:1
  • Japanese
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In this atmospheric tale of revenge from beyond the watery grave, a pirate-ransacked freighter’s violent past comes back to haunt a young woman living in a seaside town. Mixing elements of kaidan (ghost stories), doppelgänger thrillers, and mad-scientist movies, Hiroshi Matsuno’s The Living Skeleton is a wild and eerie work, with beautiful widescreen, black-and-white cinematography.

Cast

Credits

DirectorHiroshi Matsuno
Produced byAkira Inomata
ScreenplayKikuma Shimoiizaka and Kyuzo Kobayashi
CinematographyMasayuki Kato
EditorKazuo Ota
Production designKyohei Morita
MusicNoboru Nishiyama

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