Pat delves deep this week, seeking out Lafcadio Hearn's translations of Japanese folk ghost stories that Masaki Kobayashi's 1964 film Kwaidan are based on in order to better understand them and compare the film to its source. Pretty darn close, Pat would say if Pat were writing this.

Kwaidan isn't so much a "horror" film in any common understanding, but a retelling of traditional tales with ghostly bends. It's interesting and eerie, and downright gorgeous.