• I like Horror anthologies, but no one does ghost stories best than the Japanese. Presented here are 4 ghost stories told with beautiful aesthetic, plus a lot of artistic poetry, well directed and paced. A samurai fed up with his life of poverty abandons his wife for another woman, then longs for the old wife back, only to get a shocking surprise. A woodcutter and his apprentice take shelter during a snowstorm, until the apprentice encounters a strange, beautiful ghostly woman who drains his master of life, but spares his own, provided he doesn't tell anyone; can he keep the promise? A blind musician is beckoned by a ghostly samurai to sing an epic song over the course of nights, but what are the spirits really up to? And finally a samurai finds the reflection of some strange man in a cup of his tea, who is this strange man and what does he want? There you have it 4 terrific tales of the supernatural. The creepy sound effects give you a sense of dread, aided by minimal music which amplifies the fright factor. The jump scares happen when you least expect it, yet while one is watching you also get a sense of cultural learning and artistic flair, in fact the backdrops look like backgrounds from Noh drama. Speaking of which, like the style of drama every bit of movement, lighting, camera angle, plus the delivery of the lines from the performers aid in the story telling. Should you find this masterpiece, you will be rewarded big time.