Sunday, August 7, 2011

Review of "Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl" (2009) - DVD

Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl (hilarious action, twisted comedy, sick-and-wrong but frolicsome gore-fest). Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu.

Monami looks like your typical girl-next door. She's cute, giggles a lot and seems utterly innocent in her Catholic school-girl type of high school uniform with white knee socks. Yet after she corners a most sought-after classmate named Mizushima, to give him a piece of chocolate, he soon learns the filling is not maraschino cherry as it first appeared but it's Monami's own coagulated blood. Unfortunately, he's already eaten it and he immediately becomes very sick with her vampire DNA.

Thus begins the amazing tale of a half-vampire, with all the twists and creative turns involved in hormone-driven teenagers attending high school together.

1. A hunchbacked custodian who looks very much like Quasimodo (the Hunchback of Notre Dame). Yet his name is Egore, coincidental to the Frankestein fanatic that horror fans are all familiar with.

2. A spineless, thumb-sucking "mad scientist" and vice principal who makes "artwork" out of dismembering cadavers and reattaching foreign limbs in the most bizarre places for a "new" body. He also wears a shrunken human head in lieu of a corsage in his lapel.

3. A vampire whose predatory mouth turns ginormous and fang-filled, when ordinarily she looks like a typical cuddly teenager.

4. A team of girls who practice cutting their wrists in search of community attention and fame. Think of the wrist cutting contest as the horror film's alternative for a normal pie eating contest and you get the idea for what sort of community support launches such a bizarre athletic endeavor.

5. A very sexy but psychotic school nurse who gives Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest) a run for her status as the most evil nurse ever seen on film.

Beyond all the highly entertaining characters there's lots of blood spurting from decapitated bodies as though the cadavers were all part of a much larger bloody sprinkler system. Think: bloody showers EVERYWHERE! There's also repetitive maniacal laughter throughout.

Beyond all the hilarity, this film presents interesting special effects, such as a girl who continually evolves into a mechanical spider-type manifestation of the horrifying monster; the kind of evil creature that the most unsettling nightmares are made of.

I rate this film a definite worth seeing; especially since it's a free download with the most limited subscription to Netflix.

1 comment:

  1. I do so love your reviews. They always have great details no one else would have noticed. They always include a little of Tami-humour too - Great!

    I review a book about a different type of monster today -


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