Vampire Girl vs.
Japanese have a knack of taking Western themes and transferring them
into something totally unique and making it their very own. Vampire
Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl is one of these packages which take
Western myths, juggles them around, throws them in a mixer and then
places them into Japanese society for an interesting horror action film
set in a Tokyo High School. Like all good high schools, there are
several factions in the school, some with darker secrets than others.
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl begins with new student Monami
being transferred to this strange new school. To make this transfer
easier for Monami, she has her eye on fellow student Mizushima (Takumi
Saito) and as a gesture of friendship, she gives him some special
chocolate. A beautiful girl giving you chocolate? Of course you would
However upon consuming the chocolate, Mizushima begins to see
surreal bloody imagery as he walks the school grounds. This is caused by
his chocolate being spiced with Monami’s vampiric blood. But to make
matters worse for our male himbo, Mizushima has another person interested in him, Keiko, the
leader of a gothic group of school girls who happens to be the daughter
of the principle as well. As both the girls fight for the affection of
Mizushima, Keiko accidentally gets killed but fortunately her father is
a mad scientist with a drop dead gorgeous nurse and thus…
Frankenstein Girl rises!
Without spoiling the movie,
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl is a fun movie that features
black comedy, horror, romance and action which comes together quite
well, especially with all the clichéd factions of the school. The movie
is quite over the top, especially with the battles and is almost like a
Japanese cartoon from its outrageousness.
Add in the great
cinematography and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl works
well on all levels, especially on a titillation level that males will
drool over. The DVD video quality is presented in widescreen with some
very surreal colours that only compliments the movie. The sound is Dolby Digital 2.0 which sounds clear and features a very fun
and boppy soundtrack
that goes hand in hand with the storyline. Recommended but not for those
who despise gore because this film is a splatter fest!