Friday, June 19, 2009
Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl Trailer
The Japanese are consistently making better gore films than America. I'm almost ashamed at the American horror movie scene because while people praise new films like "Drag Me To Hell" with its pg-13 glory, the Japanese are pushing films like this one. Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl looks like a hybrid of Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police. Both of those films are a bukkake fest of blood and this one is beyond that.
I also find some of the scenes racist.
The film is going to be a cult and I do mean cult classic.
However, I wonder if there is a social merit to these films beyond laughable scenarios. I am assuming that by watching this film you admit that you're so desensitized that normal horror films no longer apply to your thirst for gore. Is this the natural progression for us?
Consider what we were watching as kids, here is a clip:
Within the first few seconds of this clip we have Tom shooting a shotgun at a flock of ducks, striking a young one in the arm and creating a plot point for the rest of the episode.
My problem with grown up horror and gore is not that it seems gratuitous at all, it seems to be that people forget that it's a natural progression of our own psyche. Maybe the point of the cartoons were that the progression in each episode Tom never really caught Jerry and killed him.
However, there is absurd violence in these stories, and furthermore in the stories of Coyote and Roadrunner. It's made "childish" because Coyote doesn't die due to his various infractions.
Maybe I'm just pushing tin here, but come on, we have grown up in such violent imagery. G.I. Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, Inspector Gadget, Batman, and so much more have images and themes of violence yet we don't realize them.
Is this the natural progression into gore and violence?
Maybe I'm just trying to over compensate for forgetting to watch a horror movie last night. Just saying....here's the trailer:
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