Horny House of Horror – Japan, 2010 – overview and reviews

 

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Horny House of Horror is a 2010 Japanese horror parody film directed and written by Jun Tsugita (Mutant Girls Squad). Director Yoshihiro Nishimura (Helldriver; Tokyo Gore Police; Zombie TV) assisted with the gory set-pieces. Original title: ファッション·ヘル(ス) Fasshon heru(su)

Tsugita created the film as a fan of western exploitation films and had a desire to make a parody of the 1980 American film Motel Hell. In Japan, the film is called Fashion Hell with an extra letter S. By adding the extra H the title becomes “Fashion health” which is a Japanese term for a type of brothel.

Plot:

In Japan, Nakazu (Yuya Ishikawa) is about to get married to a woman who insists on keeping up with his daily events through a cellphone. His baseball fan friends Toshida (Wani Kansai) and Uno (Toushi Yanagi) feel that Nakazu needs one last thrill before tying the knot as they stumble upon the Shogun Massage Parlour after a night of playing baseball. Toshida and Uno insist on entering the brothel with Nakazu.

Each of the three men separate into rooms with their selected ladies of the night, Nagisa (Saori Hara), Nonoko (Asami) and Kaori (Mint Suzuki). However, the trio of men are unaware of the brothel’s mission to torture their customers…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Featuring far more sexually graphic content than many of its predecessors, Horny House of Horrors is a surprisingly effective comedy. The characters are naturally two-dimensional but warm enough, while the violent set pieces are gross and funny, executed with panache by none other than Yoshihiro Nishimura himself.” Brutal as Hell

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“Vagina dentata is the yarn’s main means of attack, but samurai swords and phallic food games provide plenty of ketchup. Male thesps chew the scenery with comic shamelessness, while wild-eyed Asami is sassy and ferocious; Saori Hara gives her thesping more effort than the pic deserves, emerging with dignity intact. Script provides a loopy excuse to get to Nishimura’s set pieces, so Tsugita’s helming feels rushed.”

“The concept is stupid but, because it’s mostly limited to one set, controllable, meaning technical aspects such as cinematography and makeup are quite good (although action choreography is not) … If it had pushed the sex or the gore quotients a little more it might have worked better. For this sort of thing, the film should have had more “ewwww” moments to balance the silliness.” Digital Retribution

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“The movie suffers from a cheap budget and lack of any real script. If a film is to sport the comedic moniker, it might as well be at least somewhat funny, right? It ended up more on the campy, lame end that without the dick cutting moments would be entirely pointless … Its pretty basic Asian horror with props that are too cheap to really feel like you’ve accomplished something by watching this.” HNN

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