O…M….G….Any regular reader of mine already knows that I am a huge fan of Asian horror. They take some of the most mundane concepts of life and make it so dramatic, it’s crazy and fun and so stupid at the same time. Over the top gorefests are some of the greatest things to come out of Japan. Gothic and Lolita Psycho is the newest fave of mine. I adored this movie completely, it definitely kept me entertained and laughing.
Gothic and Lolita Psycho starts off weirdly enough, a den of gambling, torture and death where lives are at stake and those with enough money to pay for it take what they want, how they want. A pair of black boots walk a hall, heading purposefully towards a goal. Attached to these boots is a young woman named Yuki (Rina Akiyama), out on a mission of revenge and death after her mother’s murder. Gothic and Lolita plays out almost like a video game, with a different boss that Yuki has to defeat in order to get to the leader, the ones responsible. Armed with an awesome umbrella that her priest father made for her, Yuki gets the job done. I don’t want to spoil the entire movie for you, dear readers, but there are several great scenes in Gothic and Lolita that should be mentioned. There are five bosses, but the best one of the bunch is Lady Elle, number four. She’s so adorable, it’s sickening and I love to watch her work, especially with her twin guns that have blades and a cell phone in them. Multi-tasking at its best. I have to admit that her death scene is the best. And don’t count out the Kamikaze boys. They provide a bit of comic relief as they get their asses handed to them by Yuki. As the movie goes along, we slowly realize that there is something wrong with Yuki. It’s the reason why her mother was killed, but of course, we don’t figure that out until the end. By the time the movie is over, a lot of people are dead, the bosses, Yuki’s father, and nearly Yuki herself, but she is a strong one and is able to survive and keep fighting the good fight. There is a lot of evil in the city and Yuki is going to take it on.
Gothic and Lolita Psycho is a great movie, one of the freaky, insane films that a viewer can take pleasure in watching. It’s ok to have questions during the movies, it’s one of the perks that comes with watching such a film. Gothic and Lolita is not my first choice for a foray into Asian horror, but it’s good entertainment.
Scream rating: 2 screams (you’ll laugh more and that’s ok)