The cult director of Pulse and Cure returns to the horror genre for this quietly creepy ghost story. After a bout of vomiting up mud in her agent’s office, successful novelist Reiko moves into a remote country house to overcome writer’s block and make the deadline for her next book.
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Kurosawa creates suspense out of nothing but spaces and moments of horror which seem oddly sentimental giving his style an element of contradiction, the ghosts in this film are scary but also express a sense of sadness one scare in particular when you watch a muddy body yearning for contact, so close to his body yet so distant, we witness people rising from the dead and two very different men commit the same murder