Wild Zero (1999) is a Japanese sci-fi/horror comedy directed Tetsuro Takeuchi and written by Tetsuro Takeuchi and Satoshi Takagi for Dragon Pictures. Starring Guitar Wolf, Bass Wolf, Drum Wolf, Endo Masashi, Shitichai Kwancharu, Inamiya Makoto, Nakajo Haruka, and Namiki Shiro. Released on DVD in the U.S. by Synapse Films.


Ace, a rockabilly fan who really wants to be cool, is on his way to see his favorite rock group, Guitar Wolf, when a strange thing occurs… aliens invade the earth and people start returning to life as flesh-eating zombies! Enlisting the help of the (real life) Japanese rock/punk band Guitar Wolf, Ace and the members of the band get entangled in many misadventures with crazy rock managers in very tight shorts, transsexuals, naked women shooting guns in the shower and blood-thirsty zombies ready to tear them apart!

Leather jackets, loud over-modulated music, laser guitar picks, motorcycles, muscle cars and LOTS of fire… It’s all right here! Did we also happen to mention flesh-eating zombies? Think DAWN OF THE DEAD meets KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK with the humor of EVIL DEAD 2 and that’s what WILD ZERO is all about.

Not rated. 98 minutes. Watch the trailer here …

Featuring the music of Guitar Wolf.

My thoughts… Wild Zero is a delightfully outrageous Japanese rock ‘n’ roll zombie film starring the extremely loud Japanese noise/punk trio Guitar Wolf! It’s like Japan’s answer to Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) with the Ramones, except with flying saucers and zombies!

Read my original post on MHE (here).