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Film Series

Ghosts and Monsters: Postwar Japanese Horror

 
 
Oct 26—Nov 1, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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In the wake of World War II and profound social upheaval, Japanese filmmakers channeled national trauma into a rich and distinctive horror cinema. As Toho Studios created new mythologies in the form of iconic kaiju—pop culture-conquering monsters like Godzilla and Mothra—visionary stylists like Kenji Mizoguchi, Kaneto Shindô, and Masaki Kobayashi drew from the past, spinning atmospheric ghost stories from classic Japanese folklore. Fantastical, otherworldly, and wildly unique, these tales of rampaging beasts and supernatural terror are triumphs of cinematic imagination.


 
Godzilla
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Godzilla
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
 
Godzilla
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
 

The towering, radioactive reptile stomps his way to Tokyo—and into pop culture immortality—in the most iconic monster movie of the 20th century, a still-potent allegory for atomic age anxiety.

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Ugetsu
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Ugetsu
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
 
Ugetsu
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
 

Kenji Mizoguchi interweaves social realism and the supernatural in this ravishing ghost story—one of the definitive masterpieces of world cinema—about a prideful potter seduced by a phantom princess.

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Mothra
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Mothra
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
 
Mothra
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
 

Meet Toho’s first female kaiju: the winged avenger unleashes pandemonium when her fairy-inhabited jungle island is disturbed by explorers in this Pop Art marvel of supreme wonder and strangeness.

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Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell
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Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
 
Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
 

An oozing alien vampire wages war against humankind in this apocalyptic, thoroughly bonkers blend of sci-fi grotesquerie and Vietnam-era social commentary.

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Kwaidan
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Kwaidan
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
 
Kwaidan
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
 

Among the most visually splendorous horror movies ever made, Masaki Kobayashi’s ghostly fantasia brings together four quietly chilling tales of otherworldly encounters.

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Jigoku
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Jigoku
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
 
Jigoku
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
 

Nobuo Nakagawa—Japan’s Roger Corman and Mario Bava rolled into one—drags us through the pits of hell in this head-spinningly depraved cult classic.

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Pitfall
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Pitfall
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
 
Pitfall
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
 

Part anti-capitalist screed, part eerily atmospheric ghost story, the feature debut of modernist visionary Hiroshi Teshigahara is an unsettlingly surreal tale of murder, conspiracy, and corporate exploitation.

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Kuroneko
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Kuroneko
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
 
Kuroneko
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
 

The feline spirits of a mother and daughter-in-law get even with the samurai who murdered them in Kaneto Shindô’s mesmeric tale of witchy revenge.

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Onibaba
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Onibaba
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
 
Onibaba
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
 

Primal passions and twisted mind games consume a murderous mother and daughter-in-law in Kaneto Shindô’s spellbinding, psychosexual nightmare vision of feudal Japan.

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Destroy All Monsters
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Destroy All Monsters
Thu, Nov 1, 2018
 
Destroy All Monsters
Thu, Nov 1, 2018
 

An all-star cast of kaiju—including Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah—romp and stomp their way across the globe, from New York to Moscow to Beijing, in this gleefully destructive monster jamboree.

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