Friday, 26 March 2010

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl

2009
Dirs. Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu

When Keiko (Eri Otoguro) plummets to her death after arguing with vampiric love-rival Monami (Yukie Kawamura), her father turns all ‘Dr Frankenstein’ and resurrects her as part of a fiendish experiment. Bolting together a new body for her, he enables his daughter to return from the dead as Frankenstein Girl. The stage is now set for the most ludicrous and elaborate showdown since Godzilla bitch-slapped Megalon.

Part soap-opera, part monster movie mash-up, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl is highly imaginative, utterly bonkers and boasts the most wicked sense of humour since The Evil Dead. Amongst various scenes of blood-splattered mayhem, contemporary Japanese pop-culture is mined for twisted laughs by the director who brought us Tokyo Gore Police. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl is as over-the-top, uber-kitsch and gorily twisted as you'd expect from a film with this title. Perhaps most surprising of all, is the fact that it ain't half bad!

Head over to Eye for Film to read my full review.

8 comments:

The Film Connoisseur said...

Cool, I started seeing Tokyo Gore Police and they couldnt take it, I had to stop the movie! I love it when that happens!

Ill be checking this one out, I get a kick out of these uber gory asian movies like Machine Girl and The Story of Ricky-O.

James said...

This is the first film I've seen from that newly emerging sub-genre of insanely violent and splattery Asian films. I actually really liked it! It kept getting more outrageous as it progressed - all the way to the uber-OTT finale. Such good fun.

Simon said...

Best title ever.

Matthew Coniam said...

You didn't say who wins. My money's on Frankenstein Girl.

James said...

@Simon - Isn't it just!!

@Matthew - You're just gonna have to watch it and find out, Matthew. You won't regret it. Probably. ;o)

The Igloo Keeper... said...

As long as its better than Tokyo Gore Police, count me in

Matt-suzaka said...

Fine review as always, James! The new wave of Japanese gore/exploitation/horror films are a lot of fun, but can get a little old after a while. I do quite enjoy them though and VGvFG looks super wild and entertaining. Your review is positive enough to where I don't think the film will wear out its welcome too fast.

James said...

Cheers Matt. I'm still a relative new-comer to this new wave of Japanese gore/exploitation/horror flicks. I did really like this one though. A lot of fun - just completely bonkers in places. I might have to go and check out Tokyo Gore Police now. ;o)