Friday, September 20, 2013

Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (2011)

Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (Japan, 2011) - Color, Director(s): Noboru Iguchi
MPAA Rating: Not rated
[Japan: R15+]
Approx. 85 min.

Z-rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Cheese Factor: 5 out of 5 stars for being ridiculously absurd and over-the-top

Ever watch a zombie movie and wondered what those flesh eating corpses would look like smeared in feces? Have you ever considered purposely swallowing parasites to lose weight? Do you have an anal fixation? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, have I got a movie for you!

From director Noboru Iguchi (Dead Sushi, The Machine Girl) comes this harrowing tale of a group of teens who are out camping in the woods when they're attacked by a horde of shit-stained zombies. These scat zombies crawl out of squat toilets like... well, normal zombies crawl out of the ground. (best analogy ever!!!)

After escaping the smelly mob, they run into a mysterious "doctor" who seems to be up to no good. After digging around, they uncover the sinister plot that has brought silent but deadly death onto the unsuspecting town.

If you've never seen bizarre Japanese cinema before, I suggest starting with something more lighthearted (perhaps Tokyo Gore Police or maybe Gozu). This one is for those of you who enjoy Troma films and any type of gross-out humor. This should really come as no surprise but Noboru Iguchi got his start in directing adult videos, which might explain the bizarre sexual (and anal) nature of his films. The man is no one trick pony, however, as he has also directed movies inspired by horror manga (Tomie: Unlimited, The Harlequin Girl) and Tokusatsu (Karate-Robo Zaborgar).

In case you're wondering, these zombies are controlled by a parasitic worm that sprouts from their assholes, causing them to run backwards on all fours. Not a movie to be taken seriously, this can be a lot of fun if you know what to expect. A good movie to throw on at a party or friendly gathering of mixed-company. Believe me, they'll love it!

Nudity: With a title like Zombie Ass, you have to be expecting at least a bit of nudity. There are scenes where zombies are pull down a girl's shorts, two of the girls shower together, and another peek or two spread randomly throughout the movie. However, I'm sure the shower scene will do it for some people (and the toilet scene for others).

Gore: There is a bit of gore in the movie but in the context of the movie, everything is pretty silly and never taken seriously. The gore isn't over-the-top like The Machine Girl but there's enough of it.

Awesome: Very! This movie was a great mix of toilet humor (no pun intended) and sexualized comedy to bring you an absolutely ridiculous yet entertaining zombie film. For zombie movie fans that are looking for something new and different, this is where you'll find it! A nice break from the bleak and depressing entries into the genre that you see in The Walking Dead and World War Z.