Daemon is just one of a parade of monsters in the surreal & wonderful Yokai Monsters!

Well ,also known as…

Big Ghost War, Big Monster War, Ghosts on Parade, Spook Warfare, & Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare, phew!

This 1968 film is about a vampire, but unlike any vampire you’ve seen before! The Vampire, Daemon, is resurrected accidentally by some grave robbers, and shortly thereafter, settles down in Japan and takes the life of a well loved nobleman. The vampire is able to takeover the body of his victims, after sucking their blood of course, while maintaining their outward appearance. The local Yokai ( Spirits, some from actual Japanese mythology, like the Kappa) aren’t too happy about this, so all hell breaks loose in the sleepy village!

Daemon starts reproducing himself by spliiting his spirit self into various victims.  The friendly Yokai can see through the vampire’s trickery and attempt to overthrow the blood sucker. Finally the spirits and villagers will have to team up to stop him.

This is a favorite film of mine. I think the effects are great for the time and a very eerie feeling is accomplished throughout. The subs are pretty good, not great, but get the job done. Don’t let the subs dissuade you from watching the film.  Really creative Kaiju design in this!

You want wonderfully strange… pop this in the DVD tray!

Highly recommended!

1997 Marmit Daemon figure used for the Kaiju Art.

Click Daemon to bring forth more monsters!



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