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Director  Shinya Tsukamoto
Initial DVD release  May 10, 2005
Language  Japanese
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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Country  Japan
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Writer  Daijiro Morohoshi, Koji Tsutsumi, Shinya Tsukamoto
Release date  11 May 1991 (1991-05-11)
Genres  Horror, Comedy, Black comedy, Horror comedy, Japanese Movies, World cinema
Cast  Kenji Sawada (Hieda Reijirou), Masaki Kudou (Masao Yabe), Hideo Murota (Watanabe), Naoto Takenaka (Takashi Yabe), Megumi Ueno (Tsukishima Reiko), Bang-ho Cho (Banhô Chô)
Similar movies  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bad Teacher, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, The Boy Next Door, Matilda, Carrie

Hiruko the Goblin (Yōkai Hantā: Hiruko (妖怪ハンター ヒルコ, Ghost Hunter: Hiruko)) is a 1991 Japanese horror film directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and starring Kenji Sawada. It is based on a manga by Daijiro Morohoshi.

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Hiruko the goblin 1991 behind the scenes look at the animatronics and fx


Plot

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Reijiro Hieda, a young and energetic archeologist, has been discredited since advocating heretical theories. A letter from his brother-in-law Yabe, a junior high school teacher, tells of his discovery of an ancient tomb built to appease evil spirits. Hieda eagerly goes to investigate, only to find that Yabe has mysteriously disappeared along with one of his students, Reiko Tsukishima. Meanwhile, Yabe's son, Masao, searches for his father in the school during summer vacation and encounters Reiko. Masao becomes engulfed in a mysterious atmosphere, and strange creatures appear, upon which his back begins to ache and emit smoke. Hieda appears and saves Masao. Together they search the premises and find a sea of blood and a headless body while Reiko's quiet voice is heard singing.

Cast

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  • Kenji Sawada as Reijirou Hieda
  • Masaki Kudou as Masao Yabe
  • Hideo Murota as Watanabe
  • Naoto Takenaka as Takashi Yabe
  • Megumi Ueno as Reiko Tsukishima
  • Reception

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    In his book Horror and Science Fiction Film IV, Donald C Willis stated that Hiruko the Goblin was a variation of Bug, The Fly, Attack of the Crab Monsters and A Nightmare on Elm Street III, but "puts a fresh weird spin on each variation". Noting that "the film is situated amusingly between the comic, the creepy, the campy and Luis Bunuel."

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    References

    Hiruko the Goblin Wikipedia
    Hiruko the Goblin IMDb Hiruko the Goblin themoviedb.org


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