Manga horror master Kazuo Umezu has not had much luck with adaptations of his work. When his stories are turned into television programs or films, the result generally resides somewhere between mediocrity and total disaster. There is, however, a few shining lights in a sea of turds, one being The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968). Filled to the brim with mad effects and hallucinatory sequences, this is a film that perfectly captures the lunacy of an Umezu story. I wrote about Snake Girl recently in an article for Taste of Cinema for anyone wishing to read more about it. To whet your appetite, here’s a scene that had me grinning ear-to-ear where the titular Snake Girl transforms into her true form to attack and film’s protagonist.