Onibaba (1964)

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Alternative titles

  • The Demon Alternative
  • The Hole Alternative
  • Devil Woman Alternative


A mother and her daughter-in-law survive 16th century wars by killing exhausted warriors and selling their weapons and clothes. A deserter joins them and a triangle of sexual jealousy develops. The mother adopts a demon-mask to frighten her young rival and this leads to a terrifying denouement.

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