over the world Girls between the age of 15 and 17 begin dying,
only to come back as bloodthirsty zombies called Stacys, named
after the first to come back. They then have to be "repeat
killed" and chopped into 165 pieces.
is a bizarre movie, if you're looking for normal horror flicks,
don't look here. In fact, you might want to stay away from Asian
cinema in general, their ideas are often what we'd call strange.
However if you want to see a quirky, absolutely original film
that's really more like an incredibly gory fairy tale than a horror
movie, check this one out.
the young girls get close to dying, they start to feel NDH, which
is near-death happiness. They get giddy and are completely comfortable
with their fate, except thier concerns about who will repeat kill
them when they come back. They fixate on it. They want someone
who loves them to do it. It makes sense, if all you had left was
that, you'd consider it important too.
makes for the creepiest part of the movie. A cute little girl
walking through the piles of dismembered zombies and saying "Be
sure to chop me up good like these girls!" then giggling.
This type of things happens throughout the flick, and always makes
for a good scene.
else is fluctuating between gloom and depression, and these soon-to-be-dead
girls are trying to cheer them up before they go. It's odd.
adds the odd atmosphere in this movie. The zombies aren't looked
at with the absolute horror we normally see in a zombie flick,
they're looked at as what will eventually happen to the young,
innocent and beautiful. The horror isn't the Stacys, it's the
deaths that lead to them.
are some good references in this flick, the Romero Corps, a top-selling
chainsaw designed specifically for chopping up your daughter or
girlfriend is called "Bruce Campbell's Right Hand 2".
The quirky humor of Asian cinema is in full swing throughout the
movie, as is the sentimentalism - which actually works quite well.
If you let the movie take control of you, you'll get a lot more
out of it.
the soundtrack has to be mentioned. Over and over this cheesy
music plays when a certain soon-to-be Stacy appears, and it works
quite well at the end of the movie. By then you're brainwashed
to think of her when you hear it, and it doesn't seem so cheesy
you're not a fan of Asian cinema you won't get this movie, it
will bug you. It's a bizarre morality tale, a love story between
a puppeteer and a young girl that's about to die, it's about family
and loneliness and needing acceptance. The movie itself is about
love and the need for it.
expect Night of the Living Dead or Army of Darkness.
Also don't expect English dialogue. It's a Japanese movie with
the other hand, if you love gore in all it's sticky forms, you'll
love this. Zombies with their eyeballs hanging out, head shots
that remove the entire frontal lobe, half-girls pulling themselves
out of buckets and crawling toward their prey, and two (that's
right, two) heads pulled off while the spine is left hanging.
You might question the bizarre plotline, but you won't question
the quality of the gore here. Lack of nudity is a little annoying,
I was really counting on seeing more of Natsuki Kato.
really enjoyed it. There was a lot that should have put me off.
The way the stacys walked looked goofy. The story was pretty insane,
especially the ending. I still ended up enjoying every minute
of it, and was actually rooting for a happy ending, usually something
I hate in a zombie flick.
movie wasn't put together to make a buck, or to imitate anything.
You can question lots of things about this movie, but you can't
question that the people behind it were trying to create something.
out of 10 dangling spinal columns