‘Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies‘ is a splatter filled horror-comedy from Japan which was based on the popular novel by Kenji Ohtsuki (大槻 ケンヂ). The film was directed by Naoyuki Tomomatsu and was released in 2001.
The movie is a crazy story about Japan in the not too distant future, where an epidemic has broken out which effects every girl between the ages of 14 to 16. Victims first experience a feeling of intense joy that is know as ‘Near Death Happiness’ (NDH) which last for a short while, and then they drop dead. But it doesn’t end there, not long after dying the victims then rise from the dead as flesh-craving murderous zombies, known as a ‘Stacy’.
The only way to stop these teenage zombie girls is by basically hacking them up into pieces, which is known as a “Repeat-Kill” (再殺) in the movie.
In order to combat the growing problem of these ‘Stacies’ the government establishes a special force called the ‘Romero Repeat-Kill Troops’, that rides around the city in trucks catching and killing these ‘Stacies’.
As you can tell already, this is a bonkers Japanese tribute to the zombie and splatter film genres and it is full of references to Western zombie classics – in fact there is a commercial in the movie that is flogging chainsaws to consumers with the selling point being how perfect they are suited to chopping up and ‘Stacies’ in your life, and the product is called “Bruce Campbell Right Arm Chainsaws”.
Lots of fun with lots of blood.
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies posters and box art:
Watch the trailer for ‘Stacy’ (2001)