Outrageous pinku flick starring Miki Sugimoto as a determined delinquent high school gang leader joining forces with others forming an alliance to avenge the murder of her best friend, who was tortured by a sadistic group known as "desciplinarians" allowed by the corrupt Vice President of a private all-girls reform school(..known as "The School of Hope", if you can believe it)to carry out violent methods in order to "educate" them in the proper forms of behavior. As Noriko, Sugimoto fulfills the requirements of her role, to talk tough, look delectable and sexy, command the screen as if she owns it, & stand tall even through the unglamorous situations(..like when she's tortured with electrified wires to her breast nipple and pubic hair). Her equal, Reiko Ike, has a smaller role as a rival gang leader, Takigawa, who unintentionally gets immersed in the school war granting Noriko a reprieve until the revenge is settled. Noriko has a five days to take out the disciplinarian committee, but such a task would be incredibly difficult if she didn't align herself with an ex-detective, now tabloid reporter(Tsunchiko Watase), always wearing shades, with a cigarette in his mouth, who has clever methods at catching political types in compromising situations. He wishes to see the school crumble to ashes, understanding that from the top, chairman Nobuo Kaneko, to the bottom, vice-president Kenji Imai, that it's riddled with corruption. The vice president(..who soon becomes president when his boss is caught on tape admitting to his fantasies regarding school girls while Noriko's gang trapped him in a motel, sexually molesting him!)is actually sleeping with the girl he has in charge of the disciplinarian committee, while the chairman has an appetite for raping underage girls(..we see a bright girl, eyeing a scholarship, commit suicide after the chairman rapes her). As a reporter, Watase's camera comes in handy, and he's able to trick politicians into a sex orgy with minors, using the photos as blackmail for the chairman. As Noriko and her sisterhood plot and capitalize against their foes, the disciplinarian committee use tactics at their disposal(..the police who are paid off by the school and the vice president who has a knack for looking away)to attack them in grueling and embarrassing ways. Watase's able to coerce Takigawa into joining the effort to stop the vice president and the girls who work for him, eventually even banding together with Noriko to bring down the school by any means possible.
TERRIFYING GIRL'S SCHOOL fulfills the pinku requirements we have come to expect..over-the-top violence(..the most vicious committed by young women against each other), shocking subject matter of a sexual nature(..pedophilia run rampant as nearly all male authoritative figures are deviants who enjoy pleasure with high school girls admitting to their fetishistic lust for their uniforms), catfights, torture(..one sequence has the disciplinarians forcing a victim to watch blood, extracted from her arm, fill a test-tube), women-behaving-badly(..you see school girls "gang rape" the elderly president, on his way to retirement!), and the tough females outwitting their male enemies. Sugimoto and Ike effortlessly grab your attention when on screen. Ike might have a supporting role, but when she throws around those that oppose her with ease, you just can't help but applaud her..that and she sure looks great riding that motorcycle. Sugimoto's face carries the same reserve as always, facing danger and harm without batting an eye, the cold stare of hate, awaiting her chance at vengeance. We even get a terrific lesbian sequence in a locked girl's stall as Noriko's nympho gang member fishes information from a disciplinarian by providing her with pleasure. And, as usual, the ladies are lovely to look at. Nothing much in the story department, basic revenge plot between rival gangs within a school environment, and the immoral, unconstitutional acts of those in charge is exposed. Norifumi Suzuki's film doesn't even attempt to masquerade as anything other than a sleazy, violent gang film, only that he brings a polish and style to it provided by a nice Toei studios budget, although the suicide, which essentially advocates the riot that ensues, does add a bit of tragedy that thwarts the overall tongue-in-cheek mood.