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Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2001)

Stacy (original title)
Girls surrounding 17 years old are affected by an illness that make her to be 'Stacies': they feel a strange and momentary happiness until they become zombies.

Director:

Naoyuki Tomomatsu

Writers:

Kenji Ohtsuki (novel) (as Kenji Otsuki), Chisato Ôgawara (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman England Norman England ... Jeff
Tomoka Hayashi Tomoka Hayashi ... Nozomi
Yukijirô Hotaru Yukijirô Hotaru
Ryôichi Inaba Ryôichi Inaba
Natsuki Katô Natsuki Katô ... Eiko
Ryûki Kitaoka Ryûki Kitaoka
Shirô Misawa Shirô Misawa
Masayoshi Nogami Masayoshi Nogami ... Father
Kenji Ohtsuki Kenji Ohtsuki ... (as Kenji Otsuki)
Toshinori Omi Toshinori Omi ... Shibukawa
Hinako Saeki Hinako Saeki
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka ... Rokuyama
Masayoshi Tomomatsu Masayoshi Tomomatsu
Donpei Tsuchihira Donpei Tsuchihira
Yasutaka Tsutsui Yasutaka Tsutsui ... Dr. Inugami Sukekiyo
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Girls surrounding 17 years old are affected by an illness that make her to be 'Stacies': they feel a strange and momentary happiness until they become zombies.

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At the beginning of New Era, Unknown death spreads to young girls aged 15-17. But, they got their lives on the earth again as Living Deads. And then, people in fear named them... STACY. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 August 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies See more »

Filming Locations:

Tamagawa River, Tokyo, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The task force which goes out to hunt the zombie schoolgirls is called the "Romero Repeat Kill Troops", a reference to George A. Romero. See more »

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References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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Let's make things MESSY!!
2 March 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Japanese weirdos…you got to love them! Not one nation's cinema industry proved itself so eccentric and imaginative during the last ten years as the Japanese one! Especially in the field of violent cult and spooky horror, the young Japanese directors rule with an iron fists. `Stacy' a.k.a Attack of the Schoolgirl zombies is one hysterical bunch of nonsense, but oh so fun to look at. For no particular reason, girls aged 15-17 years die and metamorphose into gut-munching zombies. Preferably, they should be re-killed by their loved ones and cut up into 165 (!) pieces. How about that? Naturally, the plot is inferior to the huge amount of splatter madness and sadistic humor Stacy is filled with. I'm practically sure the scriptwriters of this film were hooked on some kind of vicious drug! How else would you explain some of the silly stuff they're presenting us here? But…you got to hand it to them: they know their classics! The multiple references and tributes to milestone zombie-films are priceless! The chainsaw brand their using, for example, is called `Bruce Campbell's Right Hand', the zombie-squad members are referred to as `Romero' (as in George A.) and the sleazy scientist is some sort of Baron Frankenstein replica with artsy pink glasses! Terrific trivia stuff.

Nonetheless, `Stacy' won't ever join the list of Japanese cult-classics-to-be which already includes titles such as Battle Royale, Itchi The Killer or Ringu… It's just too goofy and amateurish to be highly memorable. Unlike the exiting topic of zombie violence, Stacy contains a couple of boring moments, lousy acting and – worst of all – way too many `what the f**k'-moments. Several monologues and sequences simply don't make any sense and they seem to be made up by illiterate monkeys. Luckily for the viewer, those dull moments are almost always followed by wild and nasty zombie action, so it remains bearable at all times. Therefore, I recommend `Stacy' for what it is…a refreshing and light-hearted gore galore that'll make you laugh for a good 80 minutes. No more, no less! The absolute highlight of absurdity: the amateur-Frankenstein scientist separates a girl's head from her body and by doing so, he pulls out her entire spinal column with it…You have to see it to believe it!


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