|Ghost Cat of Yonaki Swamp|
|Directed by||Katsuhiko Tasaka|
Ghost Cat of Yonaki Swamp (Japanese: 怪猫夜泣き沼, Hepburn: Kaibyō Yonaki numa), also known as Necromancy,  is a 1957 Japanese horror film directed by Katsuhiko Tasaka. It stars Shintaro Katsu  and Takako Irie, the latter known for her roles in "ghost cat" films (kaibyō eiga or bake neko mono), with her appearance in Ghost Cat of Yonaki Swamp being her fifth and final such role. 
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