Myths and folklore are littered with 'villains' in the form of an old woman. Think Baba Yaga, and virtually every old witch in the fairytales. In Japan, there is the infamous onibaba (鬼婆) from which noh plays and films have draw inspiration. The name of onibaba is quite straightforward, with oni 鬼 meaning 'demon' and 'baba' 鬼婆 a shorter… Continue reading Onibaba