Gakkou no Kaidan 1 (Hirayama Hideyuki 1995)
Gakkou no Kaidan 1
[aka Gakkou no Kwaidan or Haunted School]
Genre: SUPERB Child-centric Ghost Story
review in one breath
This is a really a fun and effective movie. With the exception of a couple, less-than-perfect adults, the cast throughout are child actors through whose eyes and imaginations this wonderfully creative ghost story unfolds. The diversity of spooks presented here is quite impressive and makes this story more entertaining than merely waiting to see the same old ghost appear and reappear. This became an instant classic in Japan.