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A largely inappropriate, exploitative and hilariously fun fecal fiesta of tapeworm-induced zombiism; great for Tokyo Shock fans!
on March 30, 2014
A largely inappropriate, exploitative fecal fiesta of tapeworm-induced zombiism. If you love butt and fart jokes, then this may be your Tokyo Shock Pulp Fiction (1994). I loved it! Needless to say, you shouldn't watch this with your mother.
Considering that the opening credits features girls dancing in short shorts and eating hot dogs, it seems that horror comedy writer/director Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl, RoboGeisha, The ABC’s of Death – “F” is for Fart, Dead Sushi) will never change his quirky ways…not that I'm complaining at all. In fact, I'd call this his best work yet BY FAR and one of the better installments to the growing exploitative Tokyo Shock genre.
A group of friends venture to the wilderness in search of trout parasites (tapeworms which they'll evidently catch with a butterfly net) to make wannabe actress Maki (Asana Mamoru) thinner so she can be famous. Fearing that a zombie would have them arrested for catching trout off-season, they abandon their mission. But not before the large-breasted Maki swallows a fishing lure-like tapeworm to begin her journey to skinny town.
They wander to a nearby village which is filled with diarrhea-smeared zombies which vomit, you guessed it, more diarrhea. Why? I have no idea, probably because it's gross and it makes drunk and high people laugh…and me. While succumbing to some wicked constipation along with the emergence of an evil mutant butt-tapeworm from her rear end, Maki becomes zombie kibble.
Our protagonist Matrix-bullet-dodging, martial artist, school girl Megumi (Arisa Nakamura; The ABC’s of Death – “F” is for Fart, Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: The Harlequin Girl) is a quiet, innocent loner. But when the s*** hits the fan and the crap-covered deadites are upon them she gains a Dwayne Johnson-like proficiency for shotgun headshots and general asskickery.
We learn that every zombie has an evil monster tapeworm, which actually eats and then controls the brain of the infected body, and the zombies bite to infect others with tapeworm eggs. An early symptom of this tapeworm-induced zombiism is profuse fart emission. Hmmmm, I'm no tapeworm expert buuuuuuuuut…seems legit.
Inappropriate bathroom scenes, a butt-to-mouth skewering, exploitative grabbing, laboratory enemas, a lot of sexual and phallic scenes involving tapeworms, some nudity, feces-slathered sewage zombies, lots of bleeding from the tush, sexual tapeworm impregnation, panty-revealing high kicks, weaponized anal tapeworms and gastrointestinal sound effects all do their integral parts to contribute to this fart-scored film's raunchy charm.
Poo is everywhere. The stool-studded zombies even throw feces like they're in the middle of a monkey crap-fight at the zoo. There's spraying vomit (done with weak effects), blood-gushing prosthetic dismemberments, and the jettisoned gore is complemented by CGI and silly scenarios. It's all done quite well and there was hardly a slow minute in this movie.
What really stoked the fires of hilarity is when the zombies start skittering backwards, butts in the air with their evil butt-tapeworms turtle-heading out of their rectal domains ready to strike.
Regarding the action, this movie truly succeeded where its predecessors failed. The action was often original and some of the hand-to-hand combat was not only quite entertaining and thoughtfully (though humorously) choreographed, but well-executed given the effects and budget. We also enjoy tapeworms whipping from elevated cabooses like Scorpion's Mortal Kombat "get over here" harpoon…which then turn a bit into Anime-style sexual assaults with tentacles. The action-packed finale is loaded with diverse, decently-executed effects, a nifty monster for Megumi to fight, a clearly unconsensual tentacle mating scene, and aerial combat made possible by anal jet propulsion which all culminates in a Top Gun aerial death-by-enema victory! Because, when zombie-infected tapeworm evil is defeated by an enema in a fart-propelled dogfight, don't we all win?
As if this movie could be spoiled for anyone, I'll now warn "SPOILER ALERT." What really brings this together is the underlying plot that a scientist has an "agreement" with the tapeworms contingent on the tapeworms curing his daughter's myeloid leukemia. See? It's thoughtful writing like this that proves that there are still original ideas out there.
Despite the exploitative, highly sexualized nature of this movie, it's funny and never gets more than a bit awkwardly raunchy…for a Tokyo Shock film. If you can handle the Evil Dead (2013) tree rape scene, then this will be fine. It's all in good (i.e., totally gross and raunchy) fun and the action ranks quite high in Tokyo Shock canon. This is one of the best Tokyo Shockers I've seen since I first saw Tokyo Gore Police (2008)! Needless to say, you shouldn't watch this with your mother. BUT WATCH IT!