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Onibaba (Demon Woman)

Film/Video

Onibaba. Image courtesy of Janus Films.

Onibaba (Demon Woman)
NEW 35MM PRINTS! Kaneto Shindo, 1964

Kuroneko (Black Cat)

Kaneto Shindo, 1968
Thu, July 14, 2011 7 PM

Tonight's screening features two of Kaneto Shindo's horror classics—Onibaba and Kuroneko.

Onibaba is Kaneto Shindo's erotic horror classic about an impoverished mother and daughter-in-law in medieval Japan who eke out an existence by murdering stray samurai and selling their belongings. (103 mins., 35mm)

In Kuroneko, a murdered mother and daughter-in-law rematerialize as ghosts to exact their revenge on samurai who pass by their house. (95 mins., 35mm)

Copresented by Ohio State's East Asian Studies Center.