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Kaidan

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1964

Andre's rating of the film Kwaidan

Although always beautifully shot, the stories appear to be placed in descending order of quality (as opposed to "Black Sabbath"). Nevertheless, the second is a beautifully artificial nightmare, and the first is a world class masterpiece, mixing genuine emotion (there's a Mizoguchi like empathy for women) and chills (the final ten minutes are horrifying in their use of sound).