Onryo is a Japanese ghost of a person who died with intense passion, such as jealousy and/or rage. The person's soul is unable to pass on, and instead, transforms into a powerful spirit bent on vengeance to anyone or anything it encounters.
Yotsuya Kaidan, supposedly the most famous and influential Japanese ghost story of all time. Image of Oiwa appearing in a lantern. Images for dissertation project on femininity in Japanese horror cinema, with particular focus on hair.
Based on the popular Japanese horror video game series, “Corpse Party” is arriving on North American DVD courtesy of Section 23. Look for the film on shelves this September 27th, 2016: http://cityonfire.com/corpse-party-dvd-section-23/