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Program Title: Hiruko the Goblin
EASC Code: JH-21
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Science Fiction
Program Type: Feature
Media Type:
Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Producer:
Release Date: 2005
Running Time: 88 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: A school has been built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance mission. He decapitates students in order to assemble their heads on the demons' spider-like bodies. Eventually it falls to an archeology professor at the school to investigate the gory deaths and discover some way to stop this demonic onslaught.
Data Entry Date: 7/30/2007