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The Living Skeleton (1968)

Kyûketsu dokuro-sen (original title)
| Horror | 1969 (USA)
About a young woman living in a seaside town haunted by the ghosts of a ship's crew murdered by modern-day pirates.

Director:

Hiroki Matsuno

Writers:

Kyûzô Kobayashi (screenplay), Kikuma Shimoiizaka (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kikko Matsuoka Kikko Matsuoka ... Saeko / Yoriko (plays two parts)
Yasunori Irikawa Yasunori Irikawa ... Mochizuki - Saeko's Fiance
Masumi Okada Masumi Okada ... Father(Akashi) / Tanuma
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida ... Ejiri(Gamble Maniac)
Asao Koike Asao Koike ... Tsuji (Estate Agent)
Toshihiko Yamamoto Toshihiko Yamamoto ... Ono (Diver) (as Norihiko Yamamoto)
Keijiro Kikyo Keijiro Kikyo ... Police Man
Hitoshi Takagi Hitoshi Takagi
Kaori Taniguchi Kaori Taniguchi ... Mayumi
Keiko Yanagawa Keiko Yanagawa ... Sanae Suetsugu
Nobuo Kaneko ... Suetsugu(Cabaret's Manager)
Kô Nishimura Kô Nishimura ... Nishizato(Ship's doctor) (as Akira Nishimura)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuo Mayumida Kazuo Mayumida
Michiko Takebe Michiko Takebe
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About a young woman living in a seaside town haunted by the ghosts of a ship's crew murdered by modern-day pirates.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Living Skeleton See more »

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Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Was released on 09 November 1968 in Japan as a double feature with Genocide (1968). See more »

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A film that stands alone
30 October 2019 | by jameselliot-1See all my reviews

Fantastic visuals, beautiful black & white cinematography, creepy music, an attractive lead actress and striking sets yet Living Skeleton is incoherent at times and difficult to follow. I've seen it once but will need to watch it again to pick up some plot points I didn't catch. Not particularly spooky, there are some repulsive moments and an unpleasant shot of the mad killer bludgeoning a Collie with a candlestick. For a better, creepier Japanese horror film, try to catch House of Terrors 1965.


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