Corpse Party’s live action movie set to premiere in Philippine cinemas this May

First movie adaptation based on the popular horror video game series, sequel currently in the works.

Anime Pilipinas has learned that the Japanese horror-suspense movie Corpse Party is set to premiere in Philippine cinemas next month.

Local theater chain SM Cinema has posted promotional materials for the upcoming film in its cinemas since April 1st, but a representative of the theater chain has stressed that the movie will not be screened exclusively to them and it would also be released other cinemas nationwide.

According to the representative, the movie is tentatively scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, May 25.

Facing goodbyes and graduation, Naomi Nakashima, her childhood friend Satoshi Mochida, and their classmates, are clearing up after their last ever cultural festival, when horror buff class representative Ayumi Shinozaki decides to perform Sachiko Ever After so they will stay friends forever. Instead, they were whisked away to a haunted graduation ceremony for Heavenly Host Elementary School, forced to close after a series of gruesome murders. What fate awaits Naomi and her friends at the cursed school…? (Synopsis from IMDB)

Corpse Party is a Japanese live-action horror movie based on the popular freeware game in 1996, since then the game had several versions that are being played on multiple platforms like Sony’s PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and Apple’s iOS app.

The popular game had also expanded in several adaptations like manga, which was written by Makoto Kedoin, and original video animation (OVA), which was produced by anime studio Asread.

The movie was directed by Masafumi Yamada, while screenplay was made by Yoshimasa Akamatsu, which was released in Japan on August 1, 2015.

Rina Ikoma of the idol group Nogizaka46 plays the lead character Naomi Nakashima, which is being joined by Ryosuke Ikeoka as Satoshi Mochida and Nozomi Maeda as Ayumi Shinozaki.

A sequel to the horror movie has been green-lit last January and currently in production, which is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters this coming Summer 2016.