Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (吸血少女対少女フランケン, Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken) is a 2009 Japanese ultra-gore film. It was directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu. It is based on a manga of the same name by Shungiku Uchida.
In a typical Tokyo High School a perpetually teenage vampire named Monami (Yukie Kawamura) falls for her classmate, Mizushima (Takumi Saito), who happens to already be the reluctant boyfriend to the vice-principal/science professor’s daughter, Keiko (Eri Otoguro), a leader of a Sweet Lolita gang. The ensuing love triangle leads Keiko to seek the assistance of her father who, unbeknown to his daughter, moonlights as a Kabuki-clad mad scientist with the school nurse as his assistant. The pair experiment on students in the school basement hoping to discover the secret of reanimating corpses (akin to the work of Victor Frankenstein). Their hopes are answered when they discover a solution of Monami’s blood holds the properties to bring life to dead body parts and inanimate objects.
The story begins to unfold after Mizushima carelessly accepts a honmei choco spiked with Monami’s blood, causing him to become a half vampire. When Keiko discovers their secret, she attacks Monami but accidentally throws herself off the school roof in the process. Her premature death leads to her father using the blood solution to transform her into a vicious Frankenstein’s monster determined to get revenge against Monami. From then on Monami and Keiko battle each other in the pursuit of winning Mizushima’s heart, regardless of his feelings towards either of them…
‘If you show up to Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl expecting anything but a bloodbath, you may be let down. The whole movie plays out like Dead Alive had it been directed by John Waters. It’s loaded with goofy jokes and an extended period of the running time is dedicated to people revelling in slow motion under a geyser of blood. You’ll also believe that a person can fly helicopter style by spinning a pair of severed legs over their head.’ Cinema Suicide
‘Insane creatures, delightful take on the vampire and Frankenstein stories, every person has 60 gallons of blood in their body, over exaggerated high school cliques, sexy school uniforms. I thought it was great and I’ve already pre-ordered the Blu-Ray.’ Happy Otter review and image gallery
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