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585 Ratings


Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa
Japan, 1960
Drama, Horror


After a young theology student flees a hit-and-run accident, he is plagued by a mysterious, diabolical doppelganger. But all possible escape routes lead straight to hell—literally. The gory Jigoku created aftershocks that are still reverberating in contemporary world horror cinema.

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Jigoku Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa

Critics reviews

While Alfred Hitchcock was scandalizing American audiences in 1960 with some artfully edited stabbing in Psycho, Japanese director Nobuo Nakagawa was delivering such unspeakably graphic images in Jigoku (Hell), his notoriously deranged tale of guilt and eternal punishment — a movie that ends with an extended journey through an unforgiving afterlife.
October 29, 2018
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