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“Okiku and the Nine Plates”

A re-imagining of the classic Japanese ghost story of the same name. In this version, a samurai “Special Investigator” with a knack for dealing with yōkai — Japanese spirits — is sent by the Shogun to deal with a mysterious phenomenon menacing one of his faithful daimyo. Call it a Shogun-era X-Files, or perhaps a Samurai Ghostbusters

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine | 2010