From Japan comes an apocalyptic zombie movie entitled “Schoolgirl Apocalypse”, making its North American premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. The director/writer was present for the movie and laughed, saying that the movie could still be improved, so the spectators had suggestions for other movie titles after the viewing, to tell him. So don’t be surprised if this movie changes names along the way.
An electronic signal emanating from cell phones and televisions has turned all the men and boys into crazed psychopaths, seeking violence and blood. Sakura escapes her house after her father and mother have killed each other, her mother having saved Sakura in the process. She attempts to survive this crumbling world, in addition to Aoi, a psychotic survivor who makes her life a living Hell.
The movie starts off well with Sakura’s world turning upside down. Yet it takes a boring turn, with extremely long gaps of time before something actually happens throughout the movie. The actors aren’t all that great and the story takes bizarre, unnecessary turns of events. The ending is absolutely ridiculous and ruins the movie entirely. If you wish to view this movie, it is simply to see the zombies, who are decent in their crazed ways.
“Schoolgirl Apocalypse” deserves 2 stars out of 5.