Yabu no Naka no Kuroneko (1968)
Duration: 99 minuten
Alternative titles: Black Cat from the Grove / Kuroneko / The Black Cat / 藪の中の黒猫
Directed by: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa and Kiwako Taichi
IMDb score: 7,7 (8.466)
Releasedate: 24 February 1968
Yabu no Naka no Kuroneko plot
"Beware the haunted women who lurk in the bamboo forest as black cats craving the blood of samurai!"
During a war in Japan in the 12th century, a mother and daughter-in-law are raped and murdered by a group of marauding samourai. The two women return from the dead as cat ghosts to exact revenge. Three years later, one after the other samourai are found dead in the bamboo forest with their throats bitten open. War hero Gintoki, a fearless samourai, is sent to destroy the vampire-like monster. He goes there and makes a terrible discovery.