9 June 2008 | Witchfinder-General-666
Madness, Sleaze And Rebellion with Miki & Reiko
While "Kyôfu joshikôkô: bôkô rinchi kyôshitsu" aka. "Terrifying Girls' Highschool: Lynch Law Classroom" of 1973 may be one of the weaker Pinky violence flicks by director Norifumi Suzuki ("Sex And Fury"), it is still a highly entertaining exploitation flick that fans of Japanese Cult-Cineam should not miss out on. More precisely, out of all Pinky Violence flicks I've seen, this is actually among the weaker films, but I am talking about an awesome exploitation sub-genre that includes awesome films such as Suzuki's own "Sex And Fury", "Female Yakuza Tale", "Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs" or, especially, the brilliant "Joshuu Sasori" (aka. "Female Prisoner Scorpion") films with Meiko Kaji.
What makes "Terrifying Girls' Highschool" especially worth watching is the casting of Japanese exploitation dream-team Miki Sugimoto and Reiko Ike, basically THE two ravishing goddesses of Pinky Violence cinema. The reason why this is one of the weaker Pinky flicks is the fact that the story is occasionally pretty damn silly. However, it does make up for this fault with an enormous amount of sleaze and perversions. The film actually starts out very disturbingly, with an opening sequence that I will not describe any further, as I don't wanna spoil anything. The film is about a High school for delinquent girls, in which a sardonic vice-principal and his henchgirls rule with unorthodoxly brutal methods. When three young female delinquents, one of them the ravishing girl-gang boss Noriko (played by sexy Miki Sugimoto), are brought to the school, however, they are not willing to just put up with the abuse like their fellow students...
The tons of explicit sleaze should be reason enough for an exploitation fan to find the film worthwhile, and the film has several other qualities. "Terrifying Girls' Highschool" has a weird (and very sleazy) sense of humor, that is, at some points, ingenious. The main reason to watch this, however, are its ravishing stars Miki Sugimoto and Reiko Ike. Reiko's character is actually not introduced until about half way into the film, but Miki is the leading character, and she's once again both incredibly cool and incredibly sexy. The film's plot may be a bit messy (in the middle, it sometimes even drags a little), but that is not to say that it isn't highly entertaining. Overall "Terrifying Girl's Highschool" isn't as quite as good as the comparable "Girl Boss Guerilla" (also starring Reiko and Miki), and certainly no highlight of Pinky Violence cinema, but it is nonetheless an immensely entertaining film that I highly recommend to my fellow lovers of Japanese Exploitation!