A warm breeze slipping through an open door. A muffled argument from down the hall.
Adhering to a "death do us part" theme, Kurosawa strays from the horror genre to endure an enigmatic affair between love and life.
Having left behind a soul to linger in the ongoing reality, understanding oneself and accepting that in which cannot change or continue on in grievance, allows the self to be free from regrets. Things left unsaid. Mizuki realises in the bedroom of Yusuka's kind hosts that she has lived a life without him, and she will continue…
A retribution on past love, manoeuvring its body through streams of clotted blood. Possession is a hedonistic parable on divorce - the severing of romantic involvement, the veins that attach themselves internally to a life source that is of another being. Unable to live with or without the lovesickness that is high in fever and desire.
Anna exclaims one of many bewitched one-liners, "Goodness is only some kind of reflection upon evil. That's all it is." Deploring the idea that…