The Shadow Spirit
The shadow spirit flyer
Japanese flyer
Directed by Masato Harada
Produced by Kiyoshi Inoue
Satoru Ogura
Issei Shibata
Written by Novel:
Natsuhiko Kyogoku
Masato Harada
Music by Takatsugu Muramatsu
Cinematography Katsumi Yanagishima
Editing by Hiroshi Sunaga
Distributed by Showgate
Released Premiere
November 28, 2007
Public Release:
December 22, 2007
Running time 133 min.
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The Shadow Spirit (魍魎の匣 Mouryou no Hako) is a 2007 Japanese movie directed by Masato Harada. It was the first theatrical release directed by Harada since 2002's The Choice of Hercules. The film is based on the second novel in a series written by Natsuhiko Kyogoku about a Shinto priest who runs a book store. It's the second film based on the series, with the first being 2005's Summer of Ubume, directed by Akio Jissoji


In 1952 the mutilated corpses of young women are found in boxes and a strange psychic is thought to be responsible. When the daughter of a former actress goes missing, a private detective, a writer, and a policeman team up with a Shinto priest nicknamed "Kyogokudo" to get to the bottom of the mystery.


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