Demon of Mount Oe (1960)

Samurai versus giant spider!
Samurai versus giant spider!

In feudal Japan the capital is under threat from a mix of bandits and some demons/wizards, who are being led by Shuten-doji – so the warriors of the Genji clan are tasked with getting rid of the threat.

cool poster
Cool poster

DEMON OF MOUNT OE is a Japanese period horror movie that was directed by Tokuzō (ZATOICHI’S VENGEANCE) Tanaka, produced by Daiei Film and based on a novel by Matsutarō Kawaguchi.

This bull-beast has a horn on its nose
This bull-beast is lookin’ at you

This colourful movie, based on Japanese folklore, features a sympathetic villain and some cool supernatural characters. One demon woman loses her clawed hand and then comes back to reclaim it, another ‘wizard’ can turn into a kind of horned, pantomime demon bull and another transforms into a giant spider.

Severed demon arm!
Severed demon arm!
Demon bull monster!
Demon bull monster!
Samurai take on the demon bull!
Samurai take on the demon bull!

The spider-monster confrontation is my favourite scene: a bunch of samurai battling a fine-looking, full-scale puppet arachnid. Coooooooool!

Giant spider alert!
I've included another pic of the giant spider because, well, I wanted to
I’ve included another pic of the giant spider because, well, I wanted to
Okay, yes: this is another shot of the spider!
Okay, yes: this is another shot of the spider!
The demon bull takes to the sky
The demon bull takes to the sky
Fight!
Fight!

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