Playing on the legend of ghosts returning in the form of cats to seek vengeance for their deaths, Kuroneko [Black Cat from the Grove] tells the tale of a mother and daughter, raped and killed by marauding samurai, and their supernatural revenge.
Kuroneko (“A Black Cat in a Bamboo Grove”) is a 1968 black-and-white Japanese horror film, directed by Kaneto Shindo, and an adaptation of a supernatural folktale. Set during a civil war in Japan’s Heian period, the spirits of a woman and her daughter-in-law seek revenge after losing their lives to a brutal incident.
In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography.
1.57GB | 1h 39m | 854×364 | mkv