|Dec 1 2010
No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks.
Above is a poster for Kyôfu joshi kôkô: Animal dôkyôsei, aka Terrifying Girls’ High School: Animal Courage, fourth and final entry in the Terrifying franchise, with Reiko Ike, Ryôko Ema, Natsuko Yashiro, and others. The plot here is simple: the Kazu Satoshi Private School claims to send students to study abroad, but instead ships an unlucky few to American sex traffickers. Reiko Ike at the school, asserts herself as a badass, and joins the fencing teams, but is secretly looking for her missing older sister. She's—needless to say—pretty well cheesed off by what she discovers.
Before she shuts down the evil operators she has to deal with complications involving a lesbian gang, but eventually she gets to use that fencing foil on the people who deserve it, and things go pretty much the way you’d expect. Obviously, that description alone hints at the formula underpinning these high school delinquent movies, but they often manage to entertain even when they don't have any surprises. Kyôfu joshi kôkô: Animal dôkyôsei is generally considered a weaker entry in Terrifying series, but it's worth a look if you can locate it. It premiered in Tokyo today, 1973.
JapanToei CompanyKyôfu joshi kôkô: Animal dôkyôseiTerrifying Girls High School: Animal CourageReiko IkeRyôko EmaNatsuko Yashiropinkupinky violenceposter artcinema