Final Take (Film Reviews) :: “Corpse Party”

Written By: Ende

WARNING: BLOOD AND GORE (and spoilers)

“Corpse Party” is a Japanese horror movie based on the popular Corpse Party (not including Corpse Party 2) game franchise. The film’s main plot shared characteristics and events from both the first game (Corpse Party: Blood Covered Repeated Fear) and the game’s anime adaptation (Corpse Party: Tortured Souls). Though there are many characters in both the game and the anime, the movie cut a few characters out and only showed the main nine characters.

Film: “Corpse Party”

Release Date: August 1, 2015

Director: Masafumi Yamada

Duration: 93 minutes

Overall, “Corpse Party” wasn’t full blown terrible. While it did cover a good amount of horror blood and guts, the portrayal of the storyline definitely didn’t do the game justice. The story leaned more towards the anime rather than the actual game, meaning it contained it’s own and the anime’s plot holes. This was probably because film makers couldn’t cram the average 10-15 hours gameplay into an under 100 minutes screentime.

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Final Take (Film Reviews) :: “Ao Oni”

Written By: Lauren

“Ao Oni” is a Japanese horror film based on a video game of the same name and was released in 2014. The movie revolves around a group of teenagers exploring a remote jailhouse rumored to be haunted by a demon. Here are my thoughts about the movie! This review contains spoilers, so proceed with caution.

Film: “Ao Oni”

Release Date: July 5, 2014

Director: Nibayashi Daisuke

Duration: 1 Hr 10 Mins

Despite mediocre acting from one of the two main characters and many unanswered questions, “Ao Oni” had relatively interesting animation, characters, and plot. 

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Final Take (Film Reviews) :: “The Conjuring 2”

Written By: Lauren

“The Conjuring 2,” directed by James Wan, came out in theaters on June 10. Being a fan of horror films and having watched the first installment twice, I needed to watch it. Here are my thoughts about the movie! This review contains spoilers, so proceed with caution.

Film: “The Conjuring 2”

Release Date: June 10, 2016

Director: James Wan

Duration: 2 Hr 13 Min

Overall, “The Conjuring 2” was a decent horror film with a sufficient level of suspense and plotline. The occasional jump scare and imagery were creepy, but it wasn’t as scary as people make it out to be. However, there were a few good points about the movie, and I’ll go into detail about it in my quick review.

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