Good news for fans of horror series out there. The upcoming feature film adaption of AoOni (which translates Blue Demon) put out a new trailer today, which you can view below:
The feature film will follow an original story line that borrows themes from the source material. And by themes, I mean the basic premise seems to be the same; a bunch of students (and a teacher) get trapped in a close quarters situation with a murderous, strangely-shaped blue monster that’s trying to kill them all.
AoOni is something of an internet success story. What began as a freeware horror game available to all on the internet has grown in popularity to the point that it received its own anime series adaption and is now receiving its receiving a full length feature film. The original freeware game was released in 2008 and exists online free to play to this day. The game is fairly simple in theory and presentation, but does a good job in selling its horror aspects through tense gameplay and musical themes.
An anime adaption of AoOni aired as part of the Fall 2016 anime season. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired and the series is available to stream in full on Crunchyroll at the time of writing. For those unfamiliar with the series and interested to learn more, Crunchyroll describes the series:
On the outskirts of town stands an abandoned house where ghosts are rumored to appear. Hiroshi and his classmates Takuro, Takeshi, and Mika pay the house a visit, only to be attacked by a bizarre monster, the Blue Devil. Will Hiroshi and his friends succeed in answering riddles and escaping the house, or are they doomed to live hilarious lives forever with the Blue Devil in the haunted house?! The courage-testing life of these four friends begins with the Blue Devil who continues to entertain even after death.