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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (2011)

Most of us see a horror movie, like "The Grudge", or "The Ring", then learn it's a North American remake of a Japanese film.  And we think that the Japanese are pretty badass and awesome.  Then we see the Japanese version of a movie, like "Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead"... and then we're not sure what to think of them...

A group of friends are going camping in order to find Maki a tapeworm to help her stay skinny.  After swallowing a parasite found in a fish, the group are soon attacked by shambling people, and encounter Dr. Tanaka.  Soon, they discover the connection between Dr. Tanaka and the parasites...

Wow.

Just wow.

This is not a film to take seriously.

At all.

Poo covered zombies.  Butt loving parasites.  Farting.  Tentacle loving.  Farting.  Martial arts.  Farting.  Boobs.

Did I mention farting?

The premise is enough to make you scratch your head, and wonder how they pull it off.  The actual story will have you switching between awkward chuckling and face palming.  There is so much of the stereotypes that North American's poke fun at in this movie, it's hilarious in an almost embarrassing way.

I'm wracking my brains trying to come up with a way to analyse and describe "Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead"... but all I can say is this:

You will either love it, or hate it.

I was entertained, and certainly amused by it- I can't deny that.  Would I watch it again just because?  No, I wouldn't... but I'm also not afraid to display it in my collection... and would maybe be willing to watch it with a friend and a nice big bottle of sake.  I have to put it on the shelf with The Bad.

1 comment:

  1. It's true! I do normally think of Japanese movies as really intense and scary because of the American Horror remakes. This one sounds... I don't know - silly and original? The tapeworm part is weird enough!

    There does seem to be a Japanese toilet obsession. Have you ever seen pictures of the Japanese toilet themed restaurants? It's worth a google. I guess a person might go just to say they did, but it's pretty stomach turning!

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