After a decade in Japan, American director/writer John Cairns is making his own Western-inspired take on Japanese splatter, Schoolgirl Apoalypse. The US Premiere was at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, but for the rest of us who are hindered by physical locations, the movie can also be purchased through iTunes.
The official synopsis:
A Japanese schoolgirl, Sakura, has her idyllic small-town life turned inside-out when the local males start savagely killing the females. Armed with only her kyudo bow for protection and an English textbook for comfort, Sakura journeys through an apocalyptic world of mayhem. As trauma from witnessing the violent deaths of friends and family drives her toward madness, Sakura takes refuge in an animated dream-world where she meets Billy, a character from her English text! Billy helps her survive murderous zombies, as well as an even more formidable foe in Aoi (Tsujimoto), as she races to find real-world Billy and answers to the questions: Why is all this happening? And who or what is behind it?