Dead Girl Walking (Kaiki! Shinin shôjo) [2004] • Japan

Shot in deeply contrasted black and white, reminiscent of the silent film era (the soundtrack also conjures up that time), this forty minute short film is J-Horror as J-Horror does. Teenage Yuri appears to die of a heart attack and is pronounced dead but her body doesn't act like it. Her parents scold her for not behaving like a proper dead person and plug their noses from her decaying stench whenever she enters the room. They try to embalm and cremate her, much to her chagrin. Her body rots and limbs start falling off. She dreams it's all a dream.


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