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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

19 February 2008

A Weird Movie.

A really, REALLY weird movie. Not at all for the Hemophobic. Gore is splashed about liberally in this strange little Japanese film called Stacy.

The premise of the film is that early in the 21st century all over the world, 15-17 year old girls begin dying and then coming back to life as zombies. Needless to say chaos breaks out everywhere, populations begin to drop etc. This happens to all girls apparently which has pretty serious consequences for the species. (it would certainly require REAL serious cultural changes to prevent extinction but the film does not delve into that zone) These zombies are, for reasons mentioned but unexplained, called Stacies. In Japan where the movie takes place there is a special paramilitary police corps dedicated to “rekilling” Stacies, in one of the many broad references to traditional zombie culture it is called the “Romero Rekill Corps” (another such example is the infomercial for the “Bruce Campbell Right Hand 2” electric chainsaw in designer colors, specially designed for use on your daughters or girlfriends.) In addition to the RRC parents and boyfriends are encouraged to kill their daughters/girlfriends at the first sign of transformation.
The plot, such as it is, revolves around a middle aged puppeteer who is approached by a girl named Eiko (spelled with the symbol for eternity) who asks him to rekill her when she changes. In exchange for which she will “sleep beside him and comfort him” until the event happens. A sub plot involves a young man going off to a former girls school now a zombie research center to find a friend of his sisters and save her from being an object of study. (it does not end well….)
There are the requisite mad scientists, hard core military types, three girls who are illegally rekilling others for money so they can pay some superstar to rekill them when the time comes, and of course hordes of teen aged zombie girls. Zombies are very easy to spot, they twitch, stumble, gibber, periodically glow blue, and wave their tongues around in an amazingly non erotic manner.
The end of the film is very much one of those semi mystical Japanese endings that are so frustrating to Americans.

As a note, the traditional zombie cannon is pretty much ignored throughout this film. Only girls become zombies and being bitten has no effect except to be painful and bloody. Shooting in the head will not kill them. In fact, the mad scientist declares the only sure way to stop one is to cut them into 165 pieces. (or burn them to ashes) This is not in any way a Politically Correct film. Way too much blood and abuse of females for that. It is not a film for everyone. But is you enjoy cheesy zombie films it is a good one to watch. (or if you like puppets, there are some really cool ones shown briefly and a nice puppet show stuck in the middle of the film.)

Not recommended for the General Audience but enjoyable for those weirdos out there like me who enjoy camp horror.



(way too much serious political stuff lately, needed to clear the air…..)

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder why I haven't seen this one written up in the local paper?

8:34 PM  
Blogger exMI said...

It's not a new movie.

7:29 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Heh. Only the Japanese.
Not sure if I want to see it, but I guess I'm obligated because after all it is a zombie flick, even if it doesn't follow the rules.

10:38 PM  
Blogger The Appalachianist said...

Man, sounds weird alright. Nothing like a break from an election than Japanese Schoolgirl Zombie movie.

I agree with yo about Michigan and Florida. One of those double standards.

5:26 PM  
Blogger exMI said...

It is well worth watching as long as you remember it is, and what it is not.


Double standards are so common it isn't even funny.

7:57 AM  

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