Posts Tagged ‘samurai horror tales’

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: “Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat”

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2013
Ayakashi was an anime TV series that aired in Japan in 2006, recounting three ghost stories set in various periods of Japan’s feudal era. The first two, “Yotsuya Ghost Story” and “Goddess of the Dark Tower,” were based on older works, with the first retelling a classic Japanese ghost story and the second adapting a […]

"Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat" is Spooky, Stylish, and Psychedelic

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2007
I’m a sucker for animation that mimics the style of an artist in another medium. The most common examples are cartoons based on comics, with the best known being the Peanuts animated adaptations, which vividly brought Charles Schulz’s children to the screen completely intact visually. Other, less well-known examples include the SciFi Channel’s adaptation of […]

"Samurai Horror Tales: Yotsuya Ghost Story": Better Scares if You Do Your Homework

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2007
One of the stories that shows up in nearly every human culture is the revenge ghost story. It may be a bit depressing to think that stories rooted in hatred or anger deep enough to last beyond death are a unifying human trait, but that shared concept may be why the revenge ghost story has […]