- Directed by Hajime Satô
- Starring Shinjirô Ehara, Masumi Harukawa, Yoko Hayama, Yûko Kusunoki
- Written by Hajime Takaiwa
The Ghost of the Hunchback (1965) -- Seriously obscure Japanese haunted house chiller from the mid 1960's. Only ever screened on Italian Television. No release anywhere else, not even Japanese Television. The print quality is not the best. However, this is the only way to see this rarity at this time. Wide screen with Italian audio only.
A hunchbacked caretaker presides over a forlorn mansion inhabited by the ghosts of his previous masters. An unbelieving trio (a doctor, his assistant and his niece) fail to heed the caretaker's warnings and are slaughtered horribly by the jealous occupants. "The Ghost of the Hunchback" is one of the few Japanese haunted house movies made during 60's. The film clearly resembles Italian Gothic horror films made by Mario Bava and Antonio Margheriti. The acting is solid, the atmosphere is wonderfully spooky and foggy and there are some gruesome scenes.
The Ghost of the Hunchback DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 6/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.