Bite-Sized Frights: The Slit-Mouthed Woman

In 1979, hysterical fear spread through the islands of Japan. All across the country, people reported seeing the ghostly Slit-Mouthed Woman waiting for them in the shadows, ready to carve their faces into permanent, bloody smiles to match her own…

Join us as we explore some of the most horrifying creatures of Japanese urban legend, and investigate this creepy tale of a vengeful spirit that made an entire country afraid to walk home alone at night

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Kuchisake-onna, as portrayed in the 2007 movie "Carved"

Teketeke, as portrayed in the 2009 movie simply titled "Teketeke"

Kuchisake-onna illustration by artist François CAO