Naoyuki Tomomatsu  



Japanese fan of George Romero, Peter Jackson, gore and splatstick who makes low-budget splatter movies, usually involving Japanese schoolgirls. In between these splatter stints, he also makes adult and sexploitation movies, some of them silly, juvenile fanboy affairs with things like robot girls.

Of Some Interest

Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead  
I suppose it was inevitable that this zombie variation will come out of Japan eventually, but somehow nobody thought about it until now. Yes, it's another zombie outbreak, except that, in this case, the infected men become sex-crazed rapists running around with their pants down, and orgasms spread the infection. To stop them you have to...well let's just say that the brain is not their weak point. Of course, a group of girls in mini-skirts with weapon-training gather together to fight the outbreak, and you can imagine the rest. Add to the mix a couple of self-hating female victims that cut themselves, a man on television that argues logically in support of rape as a better society, angry feminists, random light splatter, women in uniform using penises as target practice, Korea blaming Japan for the outbreak of filth, a surprise supernatural-mystical ending, and some lesbianism, and you have pure exploitation-satire gold.
Stacy  
Entertaining Japanese zombie movie where a plague makes all girls between ages 15 to 17 break out with extreme happiness (Near Death Syndrome) then die and come back as zombies. Society tries to adjust by creating 'Romero Repeat Kill' squads that chop up the girls and send instruction booklets to families and boyfriends on how to chop up their loved ones. The gore is over-the-top and the comedy is at times very funny or silly (chainsaws sold as 'Bruce Campbell's second arm'). But mixed within this campy splatter movie are love stories and special scenes where girls happily ask people to kill them, and the movie seems to be saying something about Japanese society's fascination for giggling Japanese schoolgirls that lose their charm after they mature and become real people (zombies?).

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl
See Yoshihiro Nishimura.

Zombie Self-Defense Force  
Genre-blender of gangster, splatter, zombie, and cyborg action. Some gangsters, soldiers, Japanese girls, a pop-star model and her slave crew all find themselves in zombie trouble when a UFO crashes in the forest and emits green rays. They soon find themselves trapped in a house where the spreading zombies cause more gory deaths while the pop-star whines and causes boy-trouble, and a deadly army chick starts remembering a mysterious surgery room. Features gory homages to Romero and Jackson, complete with a manic, bloodthirsty zombie fetus, and silly over-the-top action entertainment.

Worthless

Eat the Schoolgirl  
Extreme Japanese soft-porn with surprisingly hardcore depravity and violence. Two youngsters work for the Yakuza, one is a sex-maniac, the other a psychotic killer who dresses up like a schoolgirl and slashes people while getting very sexually aroused. The killer has a traumatic past and a fantasy guardian angel in the form of a naked girl who gives herself to him promising him redemption. The movie is just one depraved sex scene after another however, featuring violence, rape, vomit, very bloody slashings, disemboweling, forced enemas, snuff and other niceties. A pointless trip into extreme preversion with a slight touch of the typical Japanese Pinku meditations.




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