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School for Ghosts (1995)

Gakkô no kaidan (original title)
A young girl wanders into a wing of her elementary school that has been abandoned for years and is rumored to be haunted. When she doesn't come back, a group of her classmates go looking ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kasumi Toyama
Shiori Yonezawa
Hajime Atsuta
Junichiro Tsukada
Shohei Machida
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A young girl wanders into a wing of her elementary school that has been abandoned for years and is rumored to be haunted. When she doesn't come back, a group of her classmates go looking for her, only to find that they, too, are trapped inside. They must somehow find their way to safety, and quickly, because the rumors of ghosts are turning out to be true... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Family | Horror

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1 September 2005 (Philippines)  »

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Followed by Gakkô no kaidan 2 (1996) See more »

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"Die you bastard!"
5 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Highly amusing adolescent "Ghostbusters" with wonderfully corny digital effects (even for the mid-90's, the stuff here looks outdated). Inspired by the Japanese urban legend of "Hanako", a girl that supposedly committed suicide in a school lavatory stall, this film deals with a band of kids that venture inside of the haunted wing of their school that has been closed for ages. If you have an open mind, and are willing to not take this film very seriously, you'll be immensely satisfied. I've only seen a second or third generation VHS that I got from a local video store. If there's a clean DVD out there, I'd love to know about it.


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