Teen time loop horror tale has lots of blood, gore.
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Re/Member is a Japanese horror movie about a bunch of high school students trapped in a time loop situation wherein they repeatedly get murdered every night after midnight. Each night, six chosen students find themselves magically at the school chapel, where a coffin is opened to reveal places for all the dismembered body parts of a little girl who was murdered many years prior. Each night repeats itself until they find every hidden body part (somewhere on school grounds) of a little girl's body. All body parts looked mummified. While doing so, they grow as a group, become friends, and become better people because of their ordeal. There's a lot of violence, blood, gore, injury detail, and dying, however. A little demonic girl covered in blood chases, hunts, and kills these teenagers over and over again, and in various ways. Teens are beaten, sliced in half, crushed to death, cut and slashed, impaled by metal rods and large sticks, punched through the mouth (and through the back of the head), forced into sharp fan blades, and eaten by a very tall and scary monster whose mouth splits open widely in an unnatural way. The monster's head is eventually sliced open with a chainsaw, out of which falls a little girl's decapitated head. The monster is impaled by a large cross. A "jumper" is referenced, referring to someone who jumps in front of a train to kill themselves. Bloody hands poke out from a large pipe in the ground. A cat is repeatedly run over by a bus. Strong language includes "s--t," "ass," "hell," and "damn," but all are infrequent. Two teens briefly share a romantic kiss.
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What's the Story?
In RE/MEMBER, a group of teenage high schoolers who don't know each other are forced into a mystical time loop, wherein they magically appear at their school every night at midnight. They are then told that until they find all the dismembered body parts of a little girl who was murdered years ago, they'll continue to die every night, over and over. Will they ever see the next day?
Is It Any Good?
There is some fun to be had in this mostly silly teen horror film. Like many in its genre, the scare factor in Re/Member lessens as the story reveals more about what's going on. But each performance is convincing, if a bit cheesy at times, and each death is made to be more creative than the last. For many, however, by the time the "big monster" shows up, the film will have already devolved into an illogical and silly exercise, and for some, the final third will be laughably goofy.
All the elements of this horror film have been done before, and mostly have been done more effectively elsewhere, but at least some of the deaths and jump scares are creative, even though none of them are unexpected. There are also plenty of cheesy montages juxtaposed with all the bloody violence, which can be jarring for viewers not used to the J-horror genre. And a few too many logically inexplicable moments can take viewers away from the experience (for instance, when a single demonic girl is hunting you down, why ever split up?).
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about violence in horror movies. Did the violence, blood, and gore enhance the scare factor? Why or why not?
Were the monsters scary? Why or why not?
Would you have made any different decisions than the group? If so, what?
- On DVD or streaming: February 14, 2023
- Cast: Kanna Hashimoto, Gordon Maeda, Maika Yamamoto, Fûju Kamio
- Director: Eiichirô Hasumi
- Studio: Netflix
- Genre: Horror
- Topics: High School
- Run time: 103 minutes
- MPAA rating: NR
- Last updated: February 17, 2023
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