(1) As critics have often pointed out, this violence does not stem from supernatural forces but from material, legal, economic, and social realities and inequalities.(2) Seems like our supermen and women can't really prove themselves worthy unless they do it against creatures and creations from the realm of the superstitious and the supernatural .(3) These social and supernatural forces have come to represent anxieties and energies restrained, repressed, or dismissed in modern Japanese and Euro-American society.(4) Composite creatures based on the lion - for example, sphinxes, griffins, or horned and winged lions - place the imagery in the realm of the supernatural .(5) The use of the supernatural in the witches, the visions, the ghost, and the apparitions is a key element in making the concept of the play work and in making the play interesting.(6) There are no supernatural events, wild chases through the jungle, superpowers, or other falsehoods.(7) All but Brendan, the youngish owner and barkeep, have tales to spin: tales of the supernatural in which they were involved but that may be merely delusional.(8) The court believes that supernatural forces manipulated the downfall of this picture.(9) These theaters of anxiety illustrate collective helplessness in the face of unmanageable man-made, natural or supernatural forces.(10) And with life-drained bodies turning up around the countryside, it's clear that some supernatural force is at work.(11) There's a sprinkling of the supernatural toward the end, as well, which livens up the story a bit but does not make up for the predictable and shamelessly heartstring-tugging ending.(12) Meanwhile, supernatural occurrences begin plaguing the boat, starting with a record player that turns itself on at will.(13) Some of the most poorly received episodes have been the ones that strayed into the supernatural .(14) So whenever an overly supernatural event happens, it's almost a distraction, rather than the thrilling surprise the creators were hoping for.(15) 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 .(16) 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.