Vampire Moth (吸血蛾, Kyuketsuga) is a 1956 Japanese film directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. The film has been described as the first Japanese vampire film, but in which the creature is revealed to be not supernatural, similar to The Cat and the Canary.[2]

Kyuketsuga
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Directed byNobuo Nakagawa
Screenplay by
Based onAn idea
by Seishi Yokomizo[1]
Starring
Music byMasaru Sato[1]
CinematographyJun Yasumoto[1]
Production
company
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • 11 April 1956 (1956-04-11) (Japan)
Running time
92 minutes[1]
CountryJapan

ReleaseEdit

Kyuketsuga was released in Japan on 11 April 1956 where it was distributed by Toho.[1] As of 2008, any release of the film in the United States is undetermined.[1] A 35mm English subtitled print is held at the Pacific Film Archive.[1]

ReferencesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Galbraith IV 2008, p. 120.
  2. ^ Murguia 2016, p. 26.

SourcesEdit

  • Galbraith IV, Stuart (2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 1461673747. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  • Salvador Murguia, ed. (2016). The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films (National Cinemas). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1442261662.

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