Lake of Dracula
DIRECTOR: MICHIO YAMAMOTO
CAST: MIDORI FUJITA, CHôEI TAKAHASHI, SANAE EMI
Midori Fujita is having a less-than-relaxing vacation with her sister at their lakeside house, troubled as she is by her doctor boyfriend’s commitment phobia, sibling rivalry that suggests long-simmering issues, recurring nightmares, a handsy old handyman, and the inexplicable appearance of a mysterious package and a hitchhiker nearly down to his last drop of blood. Locating the seeds of a present mystery in past trauma, Yamamoto effectively invented modern J-horror with this taut, distinctly contemporary spinetingler.