"When professor Shiraki starts his new job at Shimei
School For Girls, he is unprepared for the horrors that await him in the classroom.
He arrives to discover the principals dead wife kept in the cellar, and his fellow
teachers acting oddly towards the pupils. Shiraki learns of the legendary vampires
that infest the region.
With help from Shimimura, the school doctor, he
begins to piece together theanswer to the mystery behind the school and the disappearances
there. Ancient legends of undead demons and a 200 year old coffin lead the pair
to discover the deadly secrets of the principal, and his plans for everlasting
As more girls succumb to the malevolent force that holds the school
in it's grip, Shiraki and the doctor must find a way to put an end to the ancient
evil, before it devours them all."
Despite being set
in a girl's school, with pupils declaring their love for Teacher, this Japanese
interpretation of the Hammer Horror tradition is romantic rather than raunchy,
and chaste almost as much as chased.
By far the best of the 'Bloodthirsy
Trilogy', this has a well developed story that lasts well over 60 minutes, tough
not quite the 82 minutes of the movie. The acting is much better, too, with Shiraki
and the terrified schoolgirls excelling (dead and alive); some of the minor characters
let the side down by overdoing it, but on the whole, it keeps a steady pace, with
lively action until the final 8-minute fight to the death - which would better
have been a 30-second fight, but you can't win them all!
In a nod to the
vampire tradition, the movie offers another Origin Theory, one that links East
and West, with a religious twist.
I enjoyed this movie, I just wish a director's
cut - about ten minutes shorter - was available.
a portrait gallery, biographies and promotional stuff.
Evil of Dracula was
the third in 'The Bloodthirsty Trilogy'. Three films from director Michio Yamamoto,
with a common feature that Dracula neither appears, nor is mentioned. That's what
they call 'marketing'.