Wednesday, March 3, 2010
VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL (2009)
Probably my favorite of the new wave of recent extremely gory/extremely strange ultra-violent Japanese movies that I've seen. They are all full of horrible looking CGI and so is this one. I think the addition of intentionally comedic bits helps out a lot though. Overall it's a hyper bizarre mix of industrial music, monster fights, hot Japanese schoolgirls, wrist slitting competitions and strange black worship which I think is gonna come off as pretty racist to most Americans who see this. Knowing a little bit about the ganguro trend (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro) helps ya kinda see where they're coming from with that. In fact, the whole thing is a strange mockery of Japanese teenagers, trends and high school. This is also the 1st one of these things I've caught in a theater which doubled my appreciation. It was very cool to actually see this in a theater even though I had to sit near a loud gentleman who smelled of hot dog water.