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Lesson of the Evil (2012)

Aku no kyôten (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 10 November 2012 (Japan)
A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.



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A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

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Our teacher killed everyone one by one like talking a roll call. See more »


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Also Known As:

Il canone del male  »

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The scene where Miya was falling from the rooftop and was being seen from the classroom window, her skirt was opposing the gravity. See more »


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Not that great
8 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

By now I've settled well into the view that good horror comes with a non-English soundtrack. It just gets proved so often that the USA can't compete with what's coming out of foreign shores (shown too by it's remaking of many of these) . Of course this isn't 100% guaranteed, and sadly Lesson of the Evil fails to deliver apart from the last 15 or so minutes.

The film is slow. I accept we need to experience the character development of the protagonist here but at times it's like watching some late night oriental drama that has nothing going for it. True, by now I know that many Japanese, or Korean flicks start off slow and then hit you like a shovel in the face with a barrage of blood and gore, but LOTE climaxed with a series of gunshots which was OK, but just not that amazing.

I expected much more from this movie as it was highly recommended to me and it cost a fair bit of money to buy. But the pay off just didn't do it for me, and the way it ended was plain daft too with it looking as if we are getting a sequel.

If you can get it cheap on VOD by all means give it a watch, but don't pay out any big money for it. You could even skip to the last 15 or 20mins too if you get bored and want to see the good stuff.

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