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Japanese filmmakers are certainly consistent. If you love horror movies set inside schools, then you’re going to be on cloud nine. Director Masafumi Yamada’s “Toire no Hanako-san: Shin Gekijoban” tells the story of a group of schoolgirls who are terrorized by an evil spirit. It’s not original, but then again, why mess with a winning formula.
The movie is based on the 90s horror flicks centered around the Hanako-san urban legend. Newcomer Yuuka Ueno beat out 10,000 other contestants in the “Dream Vocal Audition” competition to win this role. She also sung the theme song, which, I believe, is featured at the beginning of the embedded trailer. Just don’t hold me to that, okay? Thanks.
Here’s what you can expect from the plot:
The story of Hanako San (literal translation Hanako toilet) revolves around the urban legend about the spirit of a young — World War II — era girl who haunts school bathrooms. She allegedly appears when someone shouts her name. A person who goes to the third stall in the girls’ bathroom on the third floor and knocks three times before asking “Are you there, Hanako-san”, will hear a voice answer “I’m here”. If the person enters the stall there will be a small girl in a red skirt and she can either be mischievous or in this case it seems … malevolent.
In this writer’s humble opinion, there’s nothing worse than a haunted toilet bowl. In fact, I’m going to inspect my bathroom right now while you’re watching the trailer for “Toire no Hanako-san: Shin Gekijoban.” The film in theaters throughout Japan on June 29. I wouldn’t hold my breath for an international release. I’ve just got a funny feeling about that.
Via : The Nerd Cabinet