Jigoku (1960)

Director
Nobuo Nakagawa

Main cast
Shigeru Amachi; Utako Mitsuya; Yôichi Numata; Hiroshi Hayashi

Genres
Drama, Foreign, Horror

Description
After a young theology student flees a hit-and-run accident, he is plagued by both his own guilt-ridden conscience and a mysterious, diabolical doppelgänger. But all possible escape routes lead straight to hell—literally!


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