Six classmates at a high school find themselves in the
school chapel at exactly midnight. A young girl clutching a soft toy and soaked
in blood brutally murders them all.
But they awake the following morning in a loop. They are
repeating the same day.
With the help of one of the classmates, the work out they
are stuck in the Body Search game, where their task is to find all the body
parts of a murdered girl and assemble them in a coffin located in the chapel.
But if the little girl catches them and they all die before
the task is complete, they need to do it all again.
Working together, and developing a sense of friendship, they
devise strategies on how to assemble the body and how to defeat the mutated red
monster chasing them every night.
This was the top Japanese horror movie of 2022, and the third highest grossing Asian horror film of 2022. Based on a web novel, this movie has cool concept.
It’s a shame that it will be
remembered (groan) by it’s Netflix title rather than its Japanese one, but at
least we get to see it.
The plot sounds a little familiar, doesn’t it? It’s Happy Death Day,
or depending on how old you are, its Groundhog day, but I’ve never read the web
novel this is based on, so I can’t comment on how close it sticks to the source
material. This review will be based on the movie only.
The biggest thing is I am glad to finally watch it. This was
the movie that trounced Sadako DX at the box office, so there is a lot of
interest behind this
First let’s see the movie did right:
Genre Horror Thriller
Director Eiichiro Hasumi
Starring Kanna Hashimoto, Gordon Maeda
Original Title カラダ探し
Alternative Title Karada Sagashi, Find My Body, Body Search
Country of Origin Japan
Release Date October 14 2022