Sakura Sôgorô Ichidaiki (1909)

Japan,
35mm film, black and white
silent

A Japanese short horror film made by M Pate. It is the earliest known adaptation of the legend of Sakura Sôgotô.

Plot Summary

Sakura Sôgotô is a 17th century farmer who is tortured and crucified for standing up to the Shogun. He returns as a vengeful ghost.

Alternative Titles

Biography of Sakura Sôgorô

References

Books

  • Carnal Curses, Disfigured Dreams: Japanese Horror & Bizarre Cinema 1898-1949 by Kagami Jigoku Kobayashi p.8 – credits, synopsis