Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies
Dir:Naoyuki Tomomatsu (Vampire Girl v.s. Frankenstein Girl)
Finishing my trio of J-horror Zombie flick reviews , We go out with a Bang with this tremendous homage to Zombie flicks of the past with a Japanese twist. Stacy is hands down one of the coolest Living dead flicks I have seen in sometime. This cinematic treasure really covers all the bases of what makes the zombie sub genre so cult worthy, mixing traits of Romero Living dead films with Italian classics and adding a dash of J-Horrors sick sense of humor and absurdness in one extremely entertaining and tasty package.
During the 21st century Girls between the ages of 15-17 begin dying for unknown reasons and return to life as flesh eating zombies and the only common thread is that all these girls experience intense euphoria and happiness before passing on. The term is coined Near death Happiness or N.D.H. by a Japanese scientist Dr.Doggod.
In a perfect example of the mixture between homage to the genre and Japanese horror humor we see a advertisement for a chainsaw for civilians to use against the Stacie's called the Blues (Bruce) Campbell Right arm , which is a chainsaw that one wears on their hand and arm , which is obviously a reference to the Evil Dead Franchise.
I can't think of one thing I disliked about this flick. From beginning to end it reeks of greatness and utter fandom.The underlying message to the film is Unconditional love which may not be as deep and brooding as the political messages behind Romero's films but it is not a bad difference and even if you find that premise light or even downright stupid there is enough in this film to keep you watching and indeed falling in love with the film itself. The film due to it's numerous separate plots leads to several twists and of course a high body count.
well enough pointless praise lets get to the scoring.
Overall score: 7.5 out of 10