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To bring back her dead friends, high school student Naomi goes back to the elementary school where a tragedy took place. She becomes involved in a new incident. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 188 users)
  • Ranked: #9902
  • Popularity: #11617
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Jan 31, 2019
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Overall 6.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
Spoilers contained for the first Corpse Party movie

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is a live action movie based on the events of the horror game, Corpse Party. It's a sequel to the first live action movie based on the lore of the game (which was. Terrible, to be quite frank) but I think this one really hit the mark for what a live action of this franchise should have been.

Book of Shadows follows the two survivors of the first movie in this series as they return to Heavenly Host Elementary once more to try and save their friends as they arrive in the past.

This was exactly what the franchise of live action needed. The acting in scenes is much better and less cringe-worthy although some scenes definitely could have been done better (i.e. close up stabbing scenes just looking someone twisting something sharp very lightly across a dummy).

The return of an original villain from the original lore into this reimagined was also done amazingly and was something I was annoyed with the original film for missing out.

I really like the angle this film took. I think it was just far away enough from the lore of what I knew of the franchise personally and did it in a way that seemed reimagined. It didn't feel like a rip off for quick money like the first and it could stand alone as its own movie if flashbacks had been edited in.

The ending itself in this was absolutely spectacular - I didn't expect it at all until the very last few seconds before the main reveal and I think it was done wonderfully. Book of Shadows is a movie that I am definitely interested in watching again and I definitely recommend just skipping the first live action and coming straight to this one. It feels much more realistic and more composed than the first.

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FoxFae
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Oct 11, 2021
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Overall 3.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 1.0
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What exactly was the point of this movie being made?
I saw the first one, while it wasn't bomb, it wasn't bad either. This one was just awful and made no sense.

What was the point of bringing in new characters we know nothing about? To add some spice?? I would care more had this been their story and then a third one come out with it being this.
Maybe, just maybe it would have made a little more sense or at least had a reason.

I really feel like this was made to try to get more money from the franchises. Mostly because at least the first episode had a story and plot among all the gore.... this was mostly gore.
Silent Hill meets Hellraiser, if you will.

I mean i get they wanted to bring their friends back, but they all "re-died" within the first 10 minutes. It's shit when you have to see your favorite characters die all over again. And because over half of the movie was just the first movie, dude.... really? I feel like so much more could have been in the place of that. I'm all for recaps, but when 90% of a movie is recap, it's pointless. In that time you could have told the other kid's stories.

This was a hard flop for me.

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  • Movie: Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 188 users)
  • Ranked: #9902
  • Popularity: #11617
  • Watchers: 543

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