Friday, May 31, 2013

On Exploder Button: Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue O Fuku (1979)

aka Devil's Flute

I may or may not have mentioned here that I'm not much of an admirer of so-called "Golden Age" mysteries. I just don't care enough about puzzles, it seems. However, if you're like John Dickson Carr, or Japanese writer Seishi Yokomizo and dress up your puzzles in irresistible strangeness, I'm all yours.

So it doesn't come as a total surprise that this mixture of weird mystery and Japanese Gothic turns the Yokomizo-based Devil's Flute into a somewhat special film for me. Read more about my precious, precious feelings over at Exploder Button!

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