The combination of source material from a writer like Joe Hill and a director like Scott Derrickson was always going to pique the interest of horror fans. After leaving production on Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness for the oft-cited “creative differences”, Derrickson elected to work on something less flashy and more intimate. The
Today I’d like to talk to you about the visual novel series, Spirit Hunter, known in Japan as Shinrei Horror (心霊ホラー), a series that seems to have passed many by, but is definitely worth your consideration. The first game, Death Mark, was initially released in 2017 and an English translation was released a year later.
Born in 1839, Yoshitoshi’s career spanned the transitional period between the Edo and Meiji eras. This was a time of great tumult, as the breakdown of the Tokugawa shogunate led to the increasing modernization and Westernization in Japan, and the traditional art of woodblock printing was fast losing favour, leaving Yoshitoshi as one of its