The Mystery of Rampo

The Mystery of Rampo ★★★★

The Mystery of Rampo is a wonderful introduction into the slightly warped, perverted and ominous world of Edogawa Rampo, a film appealing to both seasoned fans and interested novices. With its wonderful cinematography, outstanding score and enigmatic lead, Okuyama serves a puzzling trip through the mysterious mind of one of Japan's most prestigious horror writers. Okuyama stuck his neck out for this film, and his gamble paid off. It's a shame to see The Mystery of Rampo pass by relatively unnoticed, so if the opportunity presents itself, make sure to check this one out.

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