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Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (1995)

Eko eko azaraku (original title)
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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 »

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Shinichi Koga (story), Junki Takegami
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimika Yoshino Kimika Yoshino ... Misa Kuroi
Miho Kanno Miho Kanno ... Mizuki Kurahashi
Shu-Ma Shu-Ma ... Kenichi Shindou
Naozumi Takahashi Naozumi Takahashi ... Takayuki Mizuno
Ryôka Yuzuki Ryôka Yuzuki ... Kazumi Tanaka (as Kanori Kadomatsu)
Mio Takaki ... Kyoko Shirai
Miki Shibata Miki Shibata ... Chie Watanabe
Juri Maezono Juri Maezono ... Yuka Ozawa
Tatsuki Hirabayashi Tatsuki Hirabayashi ... Yuta Ikeno
Yûta Okusawa Yûta Okusawa ... Nobuhiro Abe
Kaori Orihara Kaori Orihara ... Reiko Matsumoto
Shuhei Minami Shuhei Minami ... Kei Takada
Miho Tamura Miho Tamura ... Maki Yoshida
Takeshi Sudô Takeshi Sudô ... Kengo Kimura
Mika Hirayama Mika Hirayama ... Kana Nakamura
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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)

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Come, darkness and vicious spirits. Lucifer, let this cute girl be the empress of the universe...

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Horror

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness See more »

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GAGA, Tsuburaya Eizo See more »
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Cernunnos and Aradia (from the chant) are gods revered by Wiccans and pagans. Cernunnos is the Horned God, while Aradia is the daughter of Diana who taught witchcraft to her worshipers. See more »

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High school girls and horror
4 January 2005 | by AwesomeWolfSee all my reviews

Version: Japanese, with English subtitles (by SBS)

With my knowledge of Japanese horror movies limited to the 'Ringu' and Takashi Miike's 'Audition', I caught this on SBS one night. I really liked 'Audition', but I found the Ring movies to be rather boring, so I watched this few expectations. When it was over, I was pretty impressed.

Misa Kuroi (Kimika Yoshino) is a witch, her secret means she gets transferred from school to school. Rumours constantly follow her - they say that people in her presence are prone to dying. Naturally, dark forces at work at her new school, and one night, Misa and twelve other students (that makes 13, get it?) are locked in the school. They will all die unless Misa can protect them.

Story wise, it isn't very original, but its still rather interesting. Horror wise, it is pretty good. Dealing with the occult and supernatural, 'Wizard of Darkness' is stylish and gory. Nice special effects, and what surprised me was the fact that there were good actors in what is essentially gory teen-horror.

It gets a bit Japanese at times, and if you've seen a few Japanese horror or action movies, you'll know what I'm talking about, e.g. unusual situations involving lesbians. If you don't like these movies, then maybe its best to avoid 'Wizard of Darkness, as it features unusual situations involving lesbians, among other things.

8/10 - Check it out if you like Japanese horror, or horror in general.


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