Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies
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|Directed by||Naoyuki Tomomatsu|
|Written by||Chisato Oogawara (screenplay)|
Kenji Otsuki (novel)
Stacy (ステーシー Suteishi, also known as Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies) is a Japanese horror comedy film, released in 2001. It is based on a novel by Kenji Ohtsuki directed by Naoyuki Tomomatsu, in which teenage girls turn into zombies.
In the near future, the entire world is struck with a bizarre malady which affects every girl between the ages of 14 and 16 years old.
Victims first experience a period of giddiness called "Near Death Happiness" ("NDH" or 臨死遊戯状態) before expiring. Within minutes of death the victim rises again as a flesh-eating zombie—a "Stacy". These Stacies run amok until they are cut into pieces in an act called a "Repeat-Kill" (再殺).
The government has organized the poorly trained "Romero Repeat-Kill Troops," who ride around on garbage trucks, ordered to act out the disposal of the Stacies. By law, a Stacy may only be Repeat-Killed by her loved ones or the Romero Repeat Kill Troops.
Through research, it is discovered that a key to the Stacy phenomenon is the "Butterfly Twinkle Powder" (BTP or 蝶羽状輝徽粉) that accumulates on the Stacies' skin.
(in alphabetical order)
- Norman England - Jeff
- Tomoka Hayashi - Nozomi
- Yukijiro Hotaru
- Natsuki Katō - Eiko
- Shirô Misawa
- Masayoshi Nogami - Father
- Toshinori Omi - Shibukawa
- Kenji Otsuki
- Hinako Saeki
- Youji Tanaka - Rokuyama
- Donbei Tsuchihira
- Yasutaka Tsutsui - Dr. Inugami Sukekiyo
- Shungicu Uchida
The music featured in the movie is by Tokusatsu, of which Kenji Otsuki is a member.
- Salvador Murguia (2016). The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 296. ISBN 9781442261679.
- Colette Balmain (2008). Introduction to Japanese Horror Film. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 121–126. ISBN 9780748630592.
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