GHOST STORY OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF HONSHO (1957) Jûzaburô Akechi, Namiji Matsuura, Shigeru Amachi. A shift-shifting ghost (a Tanuki) is saved by a Japanese noble and vows to protect him and his family. However, the noble’s nephew has eyes on the old man’s fortune—and his young wife! After murdering him in cold blood, the nephew finds a supernatural ring slowly encircling him and his unfaithful aunt. There are many supernatural moments in this film; the scene where snakes literally rain from the sky is a knockout. This vengeful ghost story is short and sweet, running 55 minutes. English subs. 35mm.