Avenging Angels: The Living Skeleton (1968) and The Bride Wore Black (1968)

In the spirit of the (Halloween) season, I recently watched a 1968 horror movie called The Living Skeleton, directed by Hiroshi Matsuno. A young woman named Saeko (Kikko Matsuoka) sets out to avenge her twin sister’s rape and murder by killing the five men responsible, one by one. It brought to mind another movie released the same year: François Truffaut’s The Bride Wore Black. There, a woman named Julie (Jeanne Moreau), whose husband was shot on their wedding day, sets out to avenge his murder — by killing the five men responsible, one by one.

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