Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)
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Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl
There are moments in Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl when you might find yourself idly wondering what Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley would think of all this. There's not too much time to ponder such a head-spinning proposition, however, because of all the spraying blood, teen skin cutting, and steampunk artificial limbs on display. Director Yoshihiro Nishimura, of Tokyo Gore Police notoriety, unleashes this little offering as a full-out, looney-tune romp through some of the goriest tropes of the circa-2010 Japanese horror flick. Insofar as there is a plot, it concerns a cluelessly glib vampire girl (Yukie Kawamura) who has the hots for her classmate (Takumi Saito), a boy she tries to "turn" by giving him a chocolate truffle filled with her own blood. (Why didn't anybody in the Twilight series think of that?) But she'll have to get past a determined rival (Eri Otoguru), whose father just happens to be a mad-scientist type looking for a test subject for his theories of reanimation. Suggesting that this qualifies as plot is something of a stretch; this movie is so spasmodically bizarre, and so slavish in putting out its cartoon-violent set pieces, that it simply barrels along according to its own demented logic. In short, those who like this kind of thing will go for it--and anybody who feels that a movie might attempt to make some feeble kind of logic, whether emotional or tonal or spatial, will be bored pretty quickly by the relentless attempts at zaniness. Various Japanese teen fads are satirized, the most startling of which is a group of school girls who try to look black--a side plot that, even though it aims at poking fun at a teen craze, uses such outrageous racial imagery that it stands out for its offensiveness in a movie that hungrily seeks to offend. --Robert Horton
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This movie is made by two famous horror directors in japan, each with their own styles (you even have a cameo of Takashi Shimizu, the creator of the Juon series). It's wacky and have a lot of good special effects.
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A non-stop, balls-to-the-wall send-up of all the classic Universal horror flicks, we've got an adorable schoolgirl Vampire chick, a goth-girl gang whose leader becomes the Frankenstein girl after a fatal accident at the hands of the vamp chick, a hunchback dwarf who incinerates corpses left by the vamp, a school principal who's also the resident mad scientist / Dr. Frankenstein with a lab in the school basement, aided by an over-sexed faculty nurse who later becomes an undead killing machine at the hands of the good doctor. Have I got your attention yet?
And we're just scratching the surface of this psychotically-psychedelic celluloid centerpiece of all things absurd, offensive and voraciously violent. Imaginative beyond your wildest dreams, unapologetic in it's insensitive use of stereotypes (there's a group of girls who wear afros, facepaint, big lips, put plates in their lips and gangsta rap, ghetto dance and spew Ebonics about Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, Joyce Joyner and Michael Jordan - remember, these are Asian girls!), this flick has more WTF moments than anything I've ever seen, and that's saying a lot.
Then there's a parody of disturbingly real-life adolescent behavior in Japan, the wrist-cutting kids (who do this out of boredom, rebellion and status-seeking), and here we have a school sanctioned, annual wrist-cutting championship contest that the kids practice for after classes. Needless to say, the arterial blood-spray quotient has never been higher in one of these movies, and I thought that crown went to 'Machine Girl' when I saw it for the first time. Guess again. Noah's Ark couldn't withstand this sanguinary storm.
As the film progresses, the violence gets more vehement, the gore more grandiose, the larger-than-life lunacy now nearing apocalyptic proportions - there are no words that can adequately prepare your senses for this onslaught. It just keeps on building steam until the frenzied finale and a tip-of-the-hat parody of 'Let The Right One In' along with so much more. The only thing missing was nudity, but now I'm just being gluttonous...
For a low-budget film, the special effects work most of the time (even when not so special), and you can't analyze or over-think what's happening on-screen without ruining it for yourself - this is a roller-coaster ride, one of the largest you've ever been on. If you thought about this, you'd probably never get on one, and if you've never ridden one, you won't enjoy this flick. You need to turn your mind off for a spell and get sucked into the bizarre madness on display. It's not for everybody, hell, it's not meant for most folks. But if you've seen the movies referenced above, you're already in the choir and need to check this one out immediately. (By the way, it's much better than 'Robogeisha', which I found to be a let down...).
i sure would love to go to that ward too become as creative and off the wall, as the crew of this movie is.
vampire girl vs.frankenstein is: insane, silly, stupid and, just one hell of a great deal of mindless fun!
after watching vampire girl vs. frankenstein girl, check out, mutant girls squad... you will be in wacky happy heaven all week long!
so, turn off those brain cells and enjoy!
Now enough of that, on with what I thought of the movie. This by far is my favorite of this kind of flick. Its like watching a anime. With the whole high school love triangle story. Its alot of fun and lots and lots of blood. The scene where Vampire Girl kills this guy in a park and it rains a shower of blood is the best scene in the movie. This very silly yet catchy song is playing she's dancing underneath a shower of blood. It is ridiculous to say the least. Then you have the wrist cutting girls or as they say it "wristo cuto". Those scenes where the only ones that made me cringe a bit. I found them really funny. There a very demented group of young ladies lol. You just have to see them, they need help. You sit and watch this thing and all you say is WTF am I watching. I found this movie to be pretty light hearted. There are things that are disturbing,and it is not for everyone at all. Forget the black face stuff. There is enough in this to turn off alot of people for various reasons. When it was all said and done I really enjoyed this film. I have watched it so many times it doesn't make any sense. I even got the wall scroll for this. Yeah I like it that much. I highly recommend it if you are a fan of this kind of cinema, or if you like anime. If your not into that I don't know if I would suggest the average person look at this. You just have to go with the flow. Don't get bent out of shape by what is happening and enjoy what they are trying to sell. Peace..........