Also known as
Eko Eko Azaraku
Specifics
Japan [1995] - 84m
Genre
Horror
Directed by
Shimako Sato
More info on
rating
3.0*/5.0*
Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness poster

Watches

October 19, 2021

3.0*/5.0*

I wasn't really familiar with this franchise, but apparently there are quite a few Eko Eko Azarak films, next to a TV series and a manga. The latter should be no surprise, as it really feels more like a live action manga adaptation, rather than a Ringu-like horror flick, which was becoming the norm at that time. For that reason alone, Wizard of Darkness is an interesting title worth seeking out.

Misa Kuroi is a transfer student who finds herself in a class obsessed with magic. Reports of ritual killings in the neighborhood have surfaced, when connected they form a pentagram with Misa's new school bang in the middle. Musa herself dabbles in white magic, together with her classmates she tries to figure out who is trying to lure them into their spell.

The high school setting and demonic resurrection themes offer some nice variation for those who have tired of tragic ghosts and vengeful curses. Performances are somewhat mediocre, but the visual effects are decent enough and there are some pretty cool kills here. Eko Eko Azarak isn't a genre classic, but solid filler with a slightly atypical vibe.