Tuesday, May 25, 2010

When it rains it rains blood and bullets in "Gothic & Lolita Psycho"

by Chris MaGee

With school girls, ninja, and geisha all getting used as fodder in the gore films of Noboru Iguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura we all knew that it was only a matter of time before GothLoli girls would get added into the mix. We've already reported on Go Ohara's new film "Gothic & Lolita Pscho", a tongue in cheek revenge tale about a a GothLoli girl named Yuki (Rika Akiyama) who must avenge her mother's murder at the hands of a group of assassins. She does this by dressing up in lace and frills, summoning the power of demons and by wielding a metal umbrella that drills, stabs and shoots. You can see all of what Yuki is capable of in this new trailer for "Gothic & Lolita Psycho".

While many of you know that I'm not the biggest fan of this new batch of gore films that have come out in the past few years I do have to say that this film is pretty clever in terms of marketing. When I've gone to screenings of "The Machine Girl" and "Tokyo Gore Police" here in Toronto the goth contingent in the audience is very high, so what better way to get butts into seats than a Gothic Japanese gore film. Kudos to Ohara on that count.

Thanks to Twitch for pointing the way to this.

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