Miss Zombie (2013)

Miss Zombie (2013)

Makoto TogashiAyaka KomatsuTôru TezukaRiku Ohnishi


Miss Zombie (2013) is a Japanese movie. SABU has directed this movie. Makoto Togashi,Ayaka Komatsu,Tôru Tezuka,Riku Ohnishi are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2013. Miss Zombie (2013) is considered one of the best Horror movie in India and around the world.

A Japanese family acquires an undead domestic servant whose presence begins to effect their daily lives.

Miss Zombie (2013) Reviews

  • Simple yet very entertaining


    Saw it last night at Fantasporto festival and positively surprised me. The black and white cinematography is wonderful, with very beautiful images and lights in spite of the action plays in only a few places during the entire movie. Being a movie with zombies, the make-up is also good. It's a movie with zombies but not a zombie movie in my opinion. It's a story that made us think about themes like love, marital relationships, rape, slavery, life and death. The duality between humans and zombies is also very interesting, once the zombies seem to gain human characteristics throughout the movie while humans became more like abusers and acquire other moral problems, turning zombies into victims. The pace of the movie is slow but right, with almost no dialog but where the sounds and minimalistic music plays the role of a story teller. You can even laugh a bit in a dozen of scenes. I recommend it for people open minded enough to see a story with zombies but with a very humanistic theme, and without the gore madness so typical of the living dead.

  • Without question, this is the best Asian zombie movie I've ever seen.


    Note: Check me out as the "Asian Movie Enthusiast" on YouTube, where I review tons of Asian movies. This film by SABU takes place in a reality where zombie infections have many different stages and full-blown zombie transformations take years to complete. Zombies with a low virus count are used as household servants, since they are relatively harmless if fed properly. One such zombie woman is the focus of this story. Spectacularly shot in black-and-white and glacially paced, this is an art-house film that plays with genre expectations. The zombie is used as a protagonist that quickly earns the viewer's sympathy thru a referenced backstory as well as the fact that she is consistently harassed (and worse!) by humans. There's also an interesting family dynamic involving the little boy. The lead actress (Ayaka Komatsu) gives a very good silent performance. This is a sad film that is also disturbing on a psychological level. Scoring is minimal but effective. Impressive stuff. FYI, SABU is a very talented drama/comedy director who made some very good films early in his career - Postman Blues (1997), Drive (2002), Monday (2000), and Blessing Bell (2002) being the most notable examples - but he has become less reliable over the past decade. So this film was a bit of a surprise. Miss Zombie (2013) is his first horror film and it's arguably the best title in his filmography now.

  • A zombie with heart


    This film starts somewhere in Japan when a wealthy family buys a zombie to be their housemaid. They know it can be dangerous, so together with the user's manual there's also a gun in the "zombie's kit", in case of the zombie turns aggressive. But they were told that this particular zombie is peaceful because there're many kinds of zombies, it depends on the degree of their zombie infection… Does it sound bizarre?? Well, this movie is bizarre! But it's also interesting on the point it uses the zombie issue as a metaphor! It has nothing to do with any other zombie movie I have ever seen. It's almost a poetic zombie film! In fact zombies here have feelings and emotions and in the end we don't know who is human or who is zombie… The main idea is quite interesting but the movie is too slow paced and turns a bit boring at parts. The shot is entirely in black and white which increases the melancholy and the poetic feeling. I appreciated the concept but won't score it more than 5/10 because it's too slow paced!



    After the viral zombie apocalypse, things get under control. There are degrees of zombies depending on how much virus they possess. Mr. Teramoto purchases a zombie as a domestic, against the town ordinance. He claims he is just holding it for a friend. Our Miss Zombie scrubs the patio in a very repetitious manner that accomplishes very little. The zombie lives across town. On her way home she is taunted, stabbed, and has rocks thrown at her as trudges home to eat her raw fruit and vegetables, a diet that keeps zombies docile and from becoming feral meat cravers. The film sets up for a theme/metaphor as our zombie also becomes used sexually reminding me of "The Woman." The movie is mostly in black and white until they leave Kansas or whatever and why they switched to color for the last few minutes, I don't know. It is in Japanese with subscripts. It doesn't have the humor of "Fido" and felt like I was watching a Japanese David Lynch. I will admit, I didn't fully understand the message, assuming there was one. This is a film clearly not for everyone...maybe for those who like an art indie with a little bit zombie. Those looking for good old fashion zombie horror violence, need to keep looking. Parental Guide: No f-bombs, or nudity. Implied sex. Note to self: 8 inch adjustable wrench is no good during a zombie apocalypse.

  • Survival horror meets family drama with food for thought


    Miss Zombie is a short Japanese social drama and horror movie shot in black and white. It convinces with great acting performances, gloomy atmosphere, calm camera techniques, artistic creativity and a solid plot. It tells the story of a bourgeois family consisting of an adventurous son, an emotional mother and a self-centered father. They purchase a female zombie maid who became what she is under dramatic circumstances. She is the type of zombie that isn't dangerous as long as she isn't fed any meat. Her presence still isn't welcome as neighbours are afraid of her, children throw rocks at her and homeless people attempt to stab her on multiple occasions. This abuse soon continues at the family's home as the zombie maid is sexually abused by several men. Things get tense when her presence leads to conflicts between family members. The story reaches its climax when an unspeakable tragedy happens with unforeseeable consequences. Miss Zombie is an intellectual movie that makes you wonder whether the zombie maid is the monster or the abusive women, men and children around her. The film starts as slow-paced but atmospherically gripping social drama and becomes a horrifying tale of tragedy, survival and murder. The movie also deals with complex topics such as family values, moral courage and the fate of minorities. Some critics even draw similarities between the fate of the fictional main character and refugees that are mistreated by foreigners. You can enjoy this movie as entertaining art house experiment but also as sociocritical work. In both cases, Miss Zombie is refreshingly different from any other movie involving zombies and could even appeal to audiences that usually don't care about fantasy or horror films thanks to this movies dramatic and realistic touch. If you are open to think outside the box and accept a slow-paced movie in black and white in Japanese with English subtitles, you will discover a unique gem that mixes survival horror and family drama in a most poignant way. Miss Zombie is a movie you won't forget anytime soon as it offers food for thought, different interpretations and even elements to debate long after the film has concluded.


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