Film Review: Stacy (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious, worldwide phenomenon is afoot that is causing teenage girls to inexplicably drop dead and, almost instantly, reanimate as zombies with a hunger for human flesh. These zombies are known as ‘Stacies’. REVIEW: It’s amazing no one thought of it before. Here we have two of the more ubiquitous features of modern popular culture—zombies and Japanese schoolgirls—together in one film. It’s easy to imagine the idea being pitched to a panel of cocaine-addled … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Self Defense Force (2006)

Zombie Self Defense Force (2006)

SYNOPSIS: A flying saucer crashes on our planet and the radiation turns dead people into hungry zombies. Which is quite a problem for the gangsters who have to get rid of a corpse that just won’t die again, or the hotel owner who wants to kill his former lover, since she blackmails him. “Zombie Self-Defense Force” is a gory, very gory comedy with a couple of good jokes, but in the end not professional enough … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: (aka: KyĂ»ketsu ShĂ´jo tai ShĂ´jo Furanken ) “[Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl] is set in a high school located at the base of Tokyo Tower. But this is not your typical straitlaced Japanese institute of learning: It’s a special school set aside for the underbelly of Japan’s teens, social misfits and all-around freaks. So why is the too-cute-for-words Monami in their ranks? Because she’s a bloodsucker – but even vampires have feelings, and come … Continue reading

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