The Kuchisake Onna, or slit-mouthed woman, was once a beautiful woman who was murdered in a grotesque and violent way; returning as a spirit to seek her retribution upon the world for allowing such an act to happen. It is said she'll appear as a beautiful woman who hides her face behind a mask in an attempt to disguise her two deep and bloody gashes; each of which stretch from mouth to ear on both sides of her face. Kuchisake Onna stalks her victims in the shroud of darkness, revealing herself to ask her prey if they think she is pretty. If answered "yes", she removes the object to reveal her mutilated face. Again she asks, this time in a more grisly voice. if they still think she is pretty. If you answer "no" or scream, she carves a matching smile onto your face; if you respond with "yes" again she leaves, only to return to the victim's house that night to murder them.