You’d think a movie with the word “demon” in the title would lean a bit more into horror, but while the scares are almost non-existent, but Chen Kaige never lets go of the fantasy and dark elements of Baku Yumemakura’s bestselling novel The Legend of the Demon Cat. The result is an entertaining and heartfelt fantasy mystery that feels part Sherlock Holmes, and part The Woman in Black. There have been two generations of emperors from the Tang Dynasty who have died under mysterious circumstances. The latest, Emperor Xuanzong, appears to be possessed, so Japanese monk Kukai (Shota Sometani) is summoned to court to exorcise the emperor. He arrives to late, as the emperor dies before his eyes, and Kukar discovers a talking black cat … Read entire story.
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