The point, however, is to remember that the medieval Japanese, with all their fears and superstitions, did make a clear distinction between the natural and the supernatural .
And with life-drained bodies turning up around the countryside, it's clear that some supernatural force is at work.
Despite a tendency to over-dramatise, this is yet another supernatural spook-fest which will chill and entertain - and hopefully won't prove too offensive to the real-life inspirations.
From an early age he had been interested in the supernatural (later in Theosophy), and from this grew a concern with the spiritual symbolism of colour.
More incredibly, despite the supernatural nature of the show and carnival freaks, this is one of the most realistic and believable groups of characters I have ever seen on television.
Composite creatures based on the lion - for example, sphinxes, griffins, or horned and winged lions - place the imagery in the realm of the supernatural .
These horror types may be monsters, demons, angels, psychotics, and/or the supernatural .
In broad terms, the border between moral influence and supernatural transformation was a porous one in Victorian culture, one that was crossed and re-crossed with regularity.
Meanwhile, supernatural occurrences begin plaguing the boat, starting with a record player that turns itself on at will.
Complicating the film visually is the always shifting point of view and the issue of reality versus memory versus the supernatural .