Yamagata Scream (Yamagata sukurîmu) Reviews

  • Aug 05, 2012

    The Japanese equivalent of Leslie Nielsen flicks, stupid, sometimes incomprehensible like a kansai comic duo. Lame, but colorful

    The Japanese equivalent of Leslie Nielsen flicks, stupid, sometimes incomprehensible like a kansai comic duo. Lame, but colorful

  • May 02, 2010

    Shoujo horror comedy, emphasizing the latter with a lot of Takenaka's broad, tv sketch stylings. This at least breaks solidly with the exhausted, mainstream J-horror trend. There's a mild undertone of female rebellion, along with a lot of pastoral nostalgia and some anachronistic shenanigans from the reanimated Heike warriors and their zombified progeny. Iguchi is just there for an 11th hour cameo. A must-see mainly for Takenaka devotees and fans of retro, Shoujo eiga.

    Shoujo horror comedy, emphasizing the latter with a lot of Takenaka's broad, tv sketch stylings. This at least breaks solidly with the exhausted, mainstream J-horror trend. There's a mild undertone of female rebellion, along with a lot of pastoral nostalgia and some anachronistic shenanigans from the reanimated Heike warriors and their zombified progeny. Iguchi is just there for an 11th hour cameo. A must-see mainly for Takenaka devotees and fans of retro, Shoujo eiga.

  • Mar 21, 2010

    Don't waste your time! Please consider that the one who says that (me) is a fan of freaky and bizarre Japanese movies, but it was impossible for me to find sense on that story. But, if the story doesn't make sense, it just doesn't make sense... Too much for my age...!

    Don't waste your time! Please consider that the one who says that (me) is a fan of freaky and bizarre Japanese movies, but it was impossible for me to find sense on that story. But, if the story doesn't make sense, it just doesn't make sense... Too much for my age...!

  • JY S Super Reviewer
    Aug 23, 2009

    Naoto Takenaka has done a lot of things in Japan, but he drops the ball with this horror comedy known as <i>Yamagata Scream</i>. The setting does take place in Yamagata and there are a lot of screams, but there isn't much of anything else to keep this 1 hour 55 minute picture that entertaining.<p>The concept of the story is there, but there isn't much depth to it once all the mayhem starts, which is pretty early on. Speaking of the mayhem, this is one thing that the film does pretty well, albeit it can get annoying after a while. The over the top humor and randomness of the film is what makes this a typical Japanese comedy, and it sustains this throughout the entire picture. This film just isn't for everybody.</p><p>As I previously mentioned, there isn't much to the story, which in turn makes this movie boring at times. At least there isn't much to think about.</p><p>A lot of the actors are overacting and this is expected. Naoto Takenaka casts himself as one of the lead zombies. There are also some cute girls in uniform to watch run around.</p><p><i>Yamagata Scream</i> is a comedy that fails to entertain enough to be a memorable movie. It isn't at the bottom of the barrel, but it sure as heck isn't near the top.

    Naoto Takenaka has done a lot of things in Japan, but he drops the ball with this horror comedy known as <i>Yamagata Scream</i>. The setting does take place in Yamagata and there are a lot of screams, but there isn't much of anything else to keep this 1 hour 55 minute picture that entertaining.<p>The concept of the story is there, but there isn't much depth to it once all the mayhem starts, which is pretty early on. Speaking of the mayhem, this is one thing that the film does pretty well, albeit it can get annoying after a while. The over the top humor and randomness of the film is what makes this a typical Japanese comedy, and it sustains this throughout the entire picture. This film just isn't for everybody.</p><p>As I previously mentioned, there isn't much to the story, which in turn makes this movie boring at times. At least there isn't much to think about.</p><p>A lot of the actors are overacting and this is expected. Naoto Takenaka casts himself as one of the lead zombies. There are also some cute girls in uniform to watch run around.</p><p><i>Yamagata Scream</i> is a comedy that fails to entertain enough to be a memorable movie. It isn't at the bottom of the barrel, but it sure as heck isn't near the top.