Kwaidan

Kwaidan (1964)

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior's reflection in his teacup.

Plot Keywords: based on novel or book, samurai, tea, promise, anthology, snow, spirit, ghost, horror anthology

Original Title怪談
DirectorMasaki Kobayashi
WritersYoko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn
Production CompaniesBungei, Toho Company, Ltd., Ninjin Club, Toyo Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Production CountryJapan
Spoken Language日本語

Alternate Titles

Kwaidan: Historias Sobrenaturales
Призрачни Истории
Kwaidan - As Quatro Faces do Medo
奇谈
Kaidan
Kaidan, el mas alla
Kwaidan
Kwaidan - Storie di Fantasmi
Kaidan
Kwaidan, czyli Niesamowite Historie
Priče o Duhovima
Квайдан: Повествование о загадочном и ужасном
Квайдан: Повествование о Загадочном и Ужасном
Ghost Stories
Hoichi the Earless
Kwaidan: Historias Sobrenaturales