Kaidan Kasane gafuchi (1957)

Japan, 1957
66m
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
mono, English

A Japanese horror film directed by Nobuo Nakagawa.

Plot Summary

In 18th-century Japan, a ghost exacts revenge against his murderer, then disfigures his own daughter to destroy his murderer’s son.

Credits

Crew
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
Shintoho Company Ltd.
Executive Producer: Katsuji Tsuda
Producer: Mitsugu Okura
Script: Yasunori Kawauchi
Novel: Encho San’yuutei
Assistant Director: Yoshihiro Ishikawa
Director of Photography: Yoshimi Hirano
Music: Michiaki Watanabe
Westrex Recording System
Art Director: Akira Konami

Cast
Kazuko Wakasugi (Rui Toyoshiga)
Takashi Wada (Fukami Shinkichi)
Noriko Kitazawa (Hisa)
Tetsuro Tanba (Omura)
Kikuko Hanaoka
Sumiko Abe
Akira Nakamura

Alternative Titles

The Depths – USA
The Ghosts of Kasane

Remake of
Kasane gafuchi (1924)
Kyoren no onna shisho (1926)
Kasane gafuchi (1928)
Kaidan Kasane gafuchi (1930)
Kaidan Kasane gafuchi (1937)
Kaidan kyoren onna shisho (1939)

Remakes
Kaidan iro zange: Kyoren onna shisho (1957)
Kaidan Kasane gafuchi (1960)
Kaidan zankoku monogatari (1968)
Kaidan Kasane gafuchi (1970)

References

Books

  • Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Films by Thomas Weisser and Yuko Mihara Weisser – review (entry gives title as Ghost Story of Kasane Swamp)
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.239 – credits