Gakkou no Kaidan 3 – Haunted School 3 (Kaneko Shusuke 1997)
Gakkou no Kaidan 3
[aka Gakkou no Kwaidan 3 or Haunted School 3]
Genre: Child-centric Ghost Story
review in one breath
Regaining some of the core, good-natured elements from the original Gakkou no Kaidan (which were unfortunately dropped from Gakkou no Kaidan 2), here director Kaneko takes a shot at conjuring up a school-aged horror taking place in the dark hallways of a large and foreboding elementary school building. The fruits of his efforts are both visually and narratively impressive, resulting in a highly recommendable ghost story for all ages which carries a meaningful humanitarian message.