Despite the unavoidable struggles of anthology films, Kwaidan more than makes up for it with visual artistry. The hand-painted, impressionistic backdrops are worth seeing the film for alone. They capture the folkloric essence that presides over all of Kwaidan so perfectly whilst never distracting you away from story or characters.
The Prodigy provides a new babyface of fear in Miles, but his actions aren't that of a genius - it plays as more of an affectionate plagiariser that uses fancy coloured pens in an attempt to mask and copy the work of its countless influences.
Bedeviled works rigidly to a tried and tested formula and turns up the volume far too high that even the menacing BeDevil himself is yelling to turn it down to create an intermittently effective, jolt filled horror.
When it's not being weighed down with its many subplots, The Secret of Marrowbone is an occasionally effective Gothic thriller led by a promising young cast and a few moments of genuine unease before wrapping up with a typically disappointing American conclusion.