Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who's behind the supernatural attack, Misa... See full summary »
Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who's behind the supernatural attack, Misa also has to deal with assumptions by her fellow classmates that believe she is the one behind it all. Misa and twelve other students are kept late after school hours one day to retake an exam. Then, after sunset, the entire school is deserted, and the students find themselves trapped inside and their teacher no where to be found. One by one, the thirteen students are picked up and disposed of in horrific and graphic fashion. It is up to Misa to try and gain the trust of her fellow students so that she can protect them and stop the evil before it's too late. Written by
Artemis-9 (edited by Anthony C)
A young student and aspiring wizard comes to a new school where she makes friends with some difficulty. Before long, however, she finds herself having to protect her new friends and herself against the powerful forces of darkness that are conspiring against them. This synopsis may sound like a "Harry Potter" movie, but this movie has something that over-hyped mega-budgeted Hollywood franchise sorely lacks--hot girl-on-girl action!
Actually, this movie has plenty of exploitative elements, but they veer more toward the violent than the sexy--i.e. a topless satanic crucifixion, a toilet stall drowning (don't ask), a pretty realistic decapitation. Fortunately for gore-minded viewers, Misa, the lead character, proves singularly incompetent in protecting her friends from the forces of evil. The females are generally on the receiving end of most of the extreme violence, but they are also the strongest characters with most of the males reduced to cowering peripheral figures. The movie is also a happy medium between the more child-oriented "Haunted School" type Japanese horror films (which adults may find pretty boring) and the more sexploitative fare like "Kekko Kammen" (which tend to substitute believable adolescent characters with talentless strippers and porn starlets spilling out of schoolgirl outfits). This has fairly credible and likable characters despite the strong exploitation elements. It compares pretty favorably to films like "Battle Royale".
It is set in one of those strange Japanese schools where the one male teacher brazenly feels up his female students and the lesbian principal does a whole lot more than that. (Movies like this don't exactly instill one with confidence about the Japanese educational system). I'm not going to claim that this movie is objectively of the same caliber as a "Harry Potter" movie, but I sure enjoyed it more.
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