Black Lagoon show #4: Hell, the house and the spiral


In the much-delayed fourth installment of the Black Lagoon podcast, we’re looking at three generations of horror films that have helped define Japanese cinema’s reputation for the unusual, the avant-garde and the downright bizarre, as represented by Nobuo Nakagawa’s Jigoku (aka Hell, 1960), Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (aka House, 1977), and Higuchinsky’s Uzumaki (aka Spiral, 2000).

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