A year before I saw the satirical horror flick, "Teeth
" I saw a highly exploitive Japanese film called "Killer P***y" (aka. Kiseichuu: kiraa pushii); Sexual Parasite, its title cleaned out for U.S. audiences is a movie about "vagina dentata" (toothed vagina in Latin). Directed and written by Takao Nakano, this film is totally exploitive, trashy, campy, silly and is just an excuse for hot Japanese women to show their stuff. For a movie like this, you have to totally turn off your brain and look at it from a comedic standpoint--this is NOT a film to be taken seriously and this review is not for the pedantic--certain words are necessary to visualize this film.
The beginning of the film begins a lot like Peter Jackson's "Brain Dead" when some years ago, during an expedition in the Botswana, group of explorers encounter a tribe with their witch doctor trying to free their biological find. The expedition goes awry when results in the infection of a female scientist, the organism had penetrated this gal`s goodies while she sat down. A few years after that fateful event, a group of teens who are in an adventure for sex, beer and rock and roll, stumble across an abandoned building. They find a lot of food, smutty magazines and liquor, and they decide to spend the night. They look forward to a night of drunken partying and unprotected sex, the girls waste no time in shedding their clothes. On the way to take a bath, one of the girls manages to accidentally find a chamber housing the frozen body of a naked woman (yes, the woman infected earlier) and she unwillingly wakes her up from her slumber. The sexual parasite is poised to kill everyone with their pants down! It's up to some hot chicks to fight off this perverse menace!
Honestly, this movie is bad, real bad--but it may well be the greatest movie about "vagina dentata" ever made. The film is campy, goofy and the story is pretty silly, with special effects that looks so cheap and unrealistic, but I have to admit, it was part of its trashy B-movie charm. The title may suggest something more sinister but viewers won't be able to take it as anything more than "guilty fun". The girls get naked quite often, and the female cast are sexy little creatures. The uncut version even has shots of semi-full frontal nudity. I say semi because the camera is at the very edge that you see enough but not too much and the camera pans over a plastic cover over a woman`s private area. Thankfully, there is no intentional "fogging" in the crotch areas (I hate those things). There are quite a lot of scenes of gratuitous sex, alien-like vaginal secretions, and the cinematography has a lot of womb-like sequences, from the inside and out.
Takao Nakano is definitely a master of Japanese sexploitation and he gets right to the point--he never pretends that this is a clever movie. He gives his audiences what they want; boobs, "rubberized" creatures, blood and gore. This is NOT a horror film but rather one that plays on the male anxiety for exploitive fun. Our mutated "culprit" or genital monster looks like a cross between an angry Aylmer and a mutated puppet with a lot of teeth. Views from the inside and the outside are fairly visible. Some devices in its narrative doesn't make sense, as there are aplenty of plot goofs and our "vaginal based parasite" can disembowel as well as castrate, even choke a girl by her own viscera--yes, it doesn't make sense. The movie is about perverted exploitation more than anything else. Actresses Sakurako Kaoru, Natsumi Mitsu, Sachika Uchiyama and Yumi Yoshisuki looked very comfortable in their roles, and they are nikkid most the time. The film also has the ever-popular scenes of male hand over the panty sequences as well as the massaging of slimy boobies.
Honestly, don't waste your time watching this but if any of my descriptions sound appealing then give it a shot. You may read more into the movie if you wish, and try to see some "art house" charm. For me, the movie is so bad that it is good. If you find the concept of a crotch monster hilarious and would like to see how the Japanese illustrates the most dangerous poon-tang in all of Japanese cinema with clichéd horny teenagers as its victims then "Sexual Parasite" is for you. This film isn't anything complex but does what its supposed to do, a wanton 60 minute exercise in genre sexploitation. You should know what you're getting into.
Recommended? [3- Out of 5 Stars] had to give it props for its demented surprises.
This Review was originally posted in amazon April, 2009 and on Epinions.