IMDb > Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)
Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009) More at IMDbPro »Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken (original title)

Photos (See all 5 | slideshow) Videos
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl -- Trailer for Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl

Overview

User Rating:
6.0/10   2,247 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
Shungiku Uchida (manga "Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken")
Naoyuki Tomomatsu (screenplay)
Contact:
View company contact information for Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl on IMDbPro.
Genre:
Tagline:
This is no ordinary love triangle.
Plot:
Transfer student Monami has a secret and a past that has caught up with Mizushima. Deceiving Mizushima into eating a token gift of chocolate... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
User Reviews:
One of the more bizarre films you'll see See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yukie Kawamura ... Monami / Vampire Girl
Takumi Saitô ... Jyugon Mizushima
Eri Otoguro ... Keiko / Frankenstein Girl
Sayaka Kametani ... Midori
Jiji Bû ... Igor

Eihi Shiina ... Monami's Mother
Kanji Tsuda ... Kenji Furano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukihide Benny ... St. Francis Xavier
Terri Doty ... Lolligirl A
Erina
Cay Izumi ... Ganguro Girl with Lip Plate
Maki Mizui ... School Wrist Cutter Captain
Honoka Nagai ... Young Monami
Aya Nishisaki
Sayo
Takashi Shimizu ... Chinese Professor
Namie Terada ... Afro Rika

Directed by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
Naoyuki Tomomatsu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Naoyuki Tomomatsu  screenplay
Shungiku Uchida  manga "Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken"

Produced by
Masatsugu Asahi .... producer
Hidehiro Ito .... planner (as Hidehiro Itô)
Yôsuke Miyake .... chief executive producer
Jun Nakajima .... producer
Remi Ohtsuka .... assistant producer (as Remi Ôtsuka)
Tsugio Oikawa .... chief executive producer (as Tsuguo Oikawa)
Shûji Omata .... executive producer
Ruka Tanaka .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kou Nakagawa  (as Kô Nakagawa)
 
Cinematography by
Shu G. Momose 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
 
Production Design by
Nori Fukuda 
 
Makeup Department
Taiga Ishino .... special makeup effects artist
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
Yûta Okuyama .... special makeup effects artist
Kazuhide Shimohata .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Masamitsu Washizu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takashi Matsuo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... character designer
 
Sound Department
Stephen Hoff .... adr recordist
Kyûya Nakagawa .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Yûta Okuyama .... moldmaker
 
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Tak Sakaguchi .... fight choreographer (as Taku Sakaguchi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hiroshi Ôta .... lighting director
 
Other crew
Norman England .... subtitler: English
Isao Karasawa .... action director
Yoshiki Takahashi .... poster designer
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken" - Japan (original title)
"Gaijinsploitation 3" - Asia (English title) (series title)
See more »
Runtime:
84 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film contains 320 separate CG effects.See more »
Quotes:
Kenji Furano:Dicing ones daughter is true happiness!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ju-on: The Curse (2000) (V)See more »

FAQ

There are two Japanese sub-cultures within this film, what are these?
Keikos father, the Vice-Principal Kenji Furano, what is he dressed as?
What is the purpose of women giving men chocolate?
See more »
35 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
One of the more bizarre films you'll see, 30 August 2009
Author: dyl_gon from Canada

Japanese culture is as bizarre as it gets, among the various oddities that have sprung from it are game shows which consist of male contestants being whacked in the genitals and animated pornography, termed "hentai", whose various sub genres involving bestiality and lactation have become widely popular amongst the population. Hell, they even sell toilet paper with short horror stories printed on it for god knows what reason. This utterly insane culture extends into their film as well and one doesn't have to look any further than Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl for an example of how depraved, grotesque and downright "weird" their movies can get. There are very few American-produced films that can match the sheer lunacy occurring within this "versus" circus freak show. Continuing in the tradition of previous hyper-violent, excessively-sexual Japanese horrors centered on attractive school-girls (popular films like The Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police), Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl throws a whole bunch of other peculiarities into the mix, including blackface, a kabuki mad scientist who air guitars using his victims spinal cords, an oversexed nurse with eyeballs sewn onto her nipples, a wrist-cutting competition, and copious amounts of blood equal in proportion to the accumulation of ten regular horror movies. If it isn't one of the strangest films of all time, it certainly is of this year.

Throwing up an assortment of depravity and blood-drenched insanity into a film always makes for good fun, but never makes up for a lack of plot, lazy writing or poorly-executed film-making, a few key problems that permeate through many of these gory, low-budget efforts. These are all issues readily apparent in The Machine Girl, a prior similar undertaking which, for all its excessive gore and dismemberment, was at its core really nothing much different than most substandard Hollywood fare. Here, directors Yoshihiro Nishimura (who tread similar ground with Tokyo Gore Police) and Naoyuki Tomomatsu have crafted both an emotionally-charged teen love story and a hilarious satire of popular trends, the film elevated by the over-the-top absurdities rather than reliant on them. High-school heart throb Mizushima finds himself in the center of a vicious tug-of-war between two lovers: Keiko, his high-maintenance girlfriend whose spineless vice-principal daddy bows to her every demand, and Monami, a new student in the school who falls for Mizushima's kind personality...and who also happens to be a vampire. Of course, when the two girls get into a feud, Keiko is no match for the supernatural Monami and is killed. However, Keiko's father moonlights as a mad scientist and he reanimates Keiko, upgrading her with a variety of different physical attributes swiped from corpses. Now, the Vampire Girl and the Frankenstein Girl find themselves facing off in a battle to the death for Mizushima's affection.

There are a plethora of outlandish gags to please any hardened gore-fan. Among the best are the Vampire Girl tearing a hole in a girls face and unraveling her skin like the wrappings on a mummy, a reanimated foot-hand creature, blood drops with a life of their own and the Frankenstein Girl tearing off an arm, screwing it onto her head and using it as a helicopter propeller to zip around through the sky. This is the love-child of a three-way between Looney Tunes, an early Peter Jackson film and a Troma movie. Nary two minutes go by where someone's head isn't being crushed in or where some appendage isn't being attached to some other ludicrous concoction. It is amazingly fun, completely original and absolutely never dull. Even those who don't enjoy the film, possibly too much for their tastes, will likely be enthralled by the madcap display enfolding in front of them.

However, it's when the film steps back from the lunacy that it's at its best. The characters at their best, particularly Monami and Mizushima, are surprisingly fleshed out, likable and quite funny; at their worst, over-the-top caricatures that are usually funny and always interesting. There are a lot of laughs mined from the absurd notion of falling in love with a vampire, as well as the battle being waged for Mizushima, the tone always light and self-deprecating; one comical part has Mizushima proclaiming, as he narrates the battle, something along the lines of "Has anyone ever asked my feelings about this", which sums up the ridiculousness of the obvious lapses of logic that allow the fight, and pretty much the entire film, to occur. Perhaps the funniest scenes involve those lampooning current teenage trends. The "emo's" are part of an after-school wrist cutting club. The trend of imitating black culture is taken to absurd limits with a trio of girls not only in black face, but with afros, over-sized lips and the refusal to drink any coffee but black. Not only isn't there a boring minute, but there isn't one that's not either laugh-out-loud hilarious or just plain crazy.

The only shortcomings are the occasional limitations of the low-budget paired with the wide scope of the films imaginative dismemberment. Some of the effects, although most often not, are poorly executed. As well, the arterial spray of blood throughout the film is less than satisfying due to the reliance on CGI effects, which look both incredibly cheap and silly (in a bad way). The entire film also carries a somewhat cheap vibe to it, which leads me to believe it was either digital video or inefficiency behind the camera. Regardless, these are small prices to pay for the amount of imaginative fun and hilarious splatter that Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl delivers, making it one of the better exercises in this type of frenetic insanity that so often falls on the wayside.

- Dylan, allhorrorfilms.com

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (23 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Cut-up vocal, glitchy, breakbeat track ID? pickletips
Watched It Unsubbed And Still Enjoyed It iceanvil
Who Did The English Dubs? Ickarus
brilliant. kong_flcl
Coming to the US October 2010! iceanvil
Review on Dread Central DreadCentral
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Mutant Girls Squad Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies Samurai Princess Dead Alive Shogun Assassin
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.