A vivid adaptation of the short stories of Taro Hirai A.K.A. Edogawa Rampo, often recalled as the Japanese Edgar Allan Poe. Four auteur directors provide a shocking compilation of short films each stylistically different and based on the masterpieces of the great Japanese mystery writer. These dark narratives are mysterious forays into grotesque and erotic fantasy worlds.
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Within absolute silence, a naked man wanders through a dark and depressing landscape recalling the excruciating details of his last encounter with his former lover.
When a series of women are discovered with their faces burnt and skulls charred, a young detective investigates, discovering that a unique hand mirror is always found at the scene.
A war hero returns home with no limbs and only his eyesight remaining. His beautiful wife, tired of taking care of him, turns to torturing her crippled husband for amusement.
A sexy actress is returning home from a successful night on stage, until her limo driver decides that she should be coming home with him.