#29: Living Skeleton
Coming roughly a decade before John Carpenter's The Fog
- a film that while not directly inspired by Living Skeleton, still retains similarities. This is a slow burn type of film, which Japanese were good at executing back in the day. The film is drenched in atmosphere; ultra widescreen + black and white, then you add the ingredients that make up most of these films scary and you have quite a film on your hands... even if it's flawed. The last act alone is intense and is just another illustration of the skill of Japanese filmmakers in constructing atmospheric and intense horror scenes.