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Ghost Squad (2018)

Gôsuto sukuwaddo (original title)
After a group of girls get murdered, they come back as ghosts and seek revenge.

Director:

Noboru Iguchi

Writer:

Noboru Iguchi (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Ryôhei Abe Ryôhei Abe
Hidemitsu Ban Hidemitsu Ban
Yuni Hong Yuni Hong ... Yoshie
Yûya Ishikawa Yûya Ishikawa
Minori Mikado Minori Mikado ... Akari
Yakan Nabe Yakan Nabe
Asaka Nakamura Asaka Nakamura ... Naomi
Ruby Nakamura Ruby Nakamura
Kentarô Shimazu Kentarô Shimazu
Isamu Sugihara Isamu Sugihara
Hyôri Takahashi Hyôri Takahashi
Demo Tanaka Demo Tanaka
Sumire Ueno Sumire Ueno ... Keiko
Ryûhei Watabe Ryûhei Watabe
Anna Yanagi Anna Yanagi ... Rika
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After a group of girls get murdered, they come back as ghosts and seek revenge.

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Japan

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Japanese

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3 March 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Squad See more »

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Solid if an overlong depressing mixture of horror and comedy

After nearly dying in an accident, a young woman finds herself surrounded by a group of ghosts looking to get revenge on the group of men that initially killed them, and when she learns that she has a special ability to help them accomplish their goal joins them in their quest for revenge.

This one ended up with a lot to like about it. One of the best aspects of this one is the absolutely crazy and goofy storyline present throughout here. The main concept that focuses on the ghosts interacting with the girl in order to generate the energy required to take out their former killers serves as a rather bizarre situation that is rather well handled here. The film comes about due to each of the ghosts needing specific requirements from her in order to accomplish their revenge motive, including the need for her to be near-death in order for them to interact in the physical world and to engage in lesbian make-out sessions to draw enough energy that allows for some rather inventive sequences here. These rules and stipulations are placed upon us from the beginning which helps to ease the goofiness of the situation rather easily and prepare us to get used to the later introduction of the ghost hierarchy for allowing ghosts to cross into the afterlife instead of roaming Earth. This is far more involved than expected and really generates some intriguing plot points throughout here. As well, this fun setup is utilized to apply some rather bonkers and bizarre ghost action into the film. This is apparent from the very beginning where the two girls appear to save her in the restaurant and torment her abusive boyfriend in a slew of slapstick gags. The combination of silly slapstick leading into graphic bloodshed is repeated for the majority of their revenge sequences throughout the film, including the ambush on the first attacker in his apartment or the revenge on the bar owner. By having the girl sprout a meat-hammer on her hands and beat the hoodlum senseless in the privates or another girl producing a laser gun on her arm to blow up the bad guys, it becomes obvious this one aims for the balls-out insanity. When the other ghost joins in with a dog for a hand to begin biting and slashing up the rest of the crew using it, there's a full-on devotion to the silly and bizarre that the silliness present gives the scene a wholly enjoyable charm. The finale in their hideout, when the thugs return to even out the score only to meet the final revenge by the ghosts through their secret shame weapon, gives the film a truly wacky and silly action setpiece that ends this on a high note. Still, there are a few flaws here. The main issue is the absolutely overlong running time of this one, managing to go on way longer than it really should. Most of this is due to the heavily overdone use of sappy, saccharine montages showing the ghost girls remembering their past lives and focusing on their individual hang-ups about dying. These are usually inserted right in the middle of their revenge plots at the most crucial moments just before the main strike occurs, lessening the tension by switching out the bizarre antics and silly action for dramatic rants about dying and what it means to still live out your destiny. Not only does this ruin the moment but it also readily enhances the running time. The goofiness and cheesy effects that are featured here might not be for everyone as well and stands as another factor in this one.

Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Language and Violence.


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