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House of Terrors (Kaidan semushi otoko)

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Genres: Horror, Mystery
Starring: Kô Nishimura, Yûko Kusunoki
Director: Hajime Satô
Plot Synopsis:

A recently widowed woman discovers that her former husband, who died in an insane asylum, owned a remote country mansion. She and a group of friends go to the villa and find a weird demonic statue in the hallway. They are joined by a hunchback caretaker who tells them of the numerous murders that have occurred there. Soon the guests begin to hear strange noises including disembodied laughter, and feel that they are being stalked by a disturbing presence that haunts the mansion.

A rare Japanese film that was heavily influenced by US and European Gothic cinema of the 1960s, such as Mario Bava's Mask of Satan and Robert Wise's The Haunting. Filmed in luminous black and white widescreen the film is a classic of Gothic horror with many genuinely scary scenes. Packed with bizarre characters and strange occurrences the film builds to a surprising and horrifying climax. Director Hajime Satô is best known for his 1968 film Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell.

Blu-ray Features:

  • ORIGINAL JAPANESE AUDIO TRACK, with optional English subtitles
  • NEW introduction to the film by Patrick Macias, author of Tokyoscope
  • NEW intro to Toei horror by Patrick Macias
  • NEW audio commentary by critic Tom Mes
  • Trailer
  • 16-page booklet by Asian culture scholar Jonathan Clements
  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 10th, 2023
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1965
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Mondo Macabro
  • Technical Specs
    Length:82 Minutes
    Specs:Region A Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:Japanese