Anonymous: Have you ever seen a movie called "Tokyo Gore Police"?
Oh god, what a goofy gore-fest. While a lot of the turns in the action are a little unsatisfying in terms of storyline, the visuals are a hell of a ride, which you’ll find typical in director Yoshihiro Nishimura’s work. He also helmed Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009), Helldriver (2010), Mutant Girls Squad (2010) (a credit he shared with fellow auteur Noboru Iguchi, himself known for films such as RoboGeisha (2009), and Dead Sushi (2012)), and segments in both The ABC’s of Death (2012), and The Profane Exhibit (2013). Being from a special-effects background, it’s no surprise that his work has been dubbed as having its own distinct, splattery visual style, known as “the gore effect”.
For anyone looking for seriously over-the-top gore and body horror galore, you will find it in spades in Tokyo Gore Police, and anything of Nishimura’s other genre work. TGP is also spiked with the kind of “morbidly perky” humor that Japan seems to love so dearly, such as this cheerful commercial for a “super cute!” new razor - perfect for cutting wrists!
And, of course, throughout the film, we have this bubbly girl cheering on the action:
The memorable images abound in this film, from the “alligator girl”.
to the person transformed into a chair,
and of course, the sword-legged amputee girl that’s oddly reminiscent of a “Needler” from Silent Hill: Homecoming.
It’s all the best kind of wild and gory weirdness that you hope for in Japanese horror. Definitely recommended, but particularly only for those familiar enough with Japanese horror and black comedy.