Deadgirl (2008)

Deadgirl

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Ditching school on a lark in favor of downing beers and raising hell at an abandoned mental hospital, two high school kids from the wrong side of the tracks make a horrifying discovery that will test their morals and serve as the catalyst for a dangerous battle of wills. Rickie (Shiloh Fernandez) and JT (Noah Segan) are the kind of kids more likely to be caught smoking in the boy's room than studying in the library, so when they skip out of class to explore a crumbling mental hospital it seems … More

Rating: R (for strong aberrant sexuality, graphic nudity, bloody violence and pervasive language)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Trent Haaga
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 15, 2009
Runtime:
Dark Sky Films

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as Wheeler

as Deadgirl
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Critic Reviews for Deadgirl

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Much of the allegorical force Harel and Sarmiento's film has built up is undone by its utterly conventional, lameass-switcheroo ending, which may be an indication that more than enough virtual ink has been spilled on this subject.

Full Review… | July 22, 2009
Salon.com
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Written by a weirdo named Trent Haaga for no other purpose than to outrage, Deadgirl is part S&M porno, part supernatural chiller, and worthy only if you're interested in how far movies can go before the police arrive.

Full Review… | July 22, 2009
New York Observer
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[It] has more fantastically blunt, clunky, and downright laughable teen-sex dialogue per minute than anything this side of Larry Clark.

Full Review… | July 21, 2009
Village Voice
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

The filmmakers don't really push the envelope visually as much as they are trying to conceptually.

Full Review… | September 26, 2009
Movie Metropolis

... more pose than convincing psychological portrait, leaving little more than a well executed horror film with a very different kind of sexual danger.

Full Review… | September 20, 2009
Seanax.com

Audience Reviews for Deadgirl

Just under two hours, i felt like i was watching 3 hours. There was so much here, just not enough good. This movie tried to do something but I am not sure what. I felt everyone seemed to be overacting and I just did not feel an attachment to the characters. The premise is a solid dark different take on zombie films but seemed to go all over the place in its course to a very very dark ending.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

Deadgirl is fucked up, at least conceptually. In terms of execution, it doesn't really take any chances. Two horny, beer loving, but less than alpha-male friends find a girl in an abandoned hospital who seems like she can't be killed. In other words, she's a zombie, but they don't know it. JT, one of the boys, decides this girl is the perfect version of a sex toy, and pretty much spends all his time having some depraved but naughty fun.
Rickie is bent on impressing his childhood crush, who is dating one of the boys who bullies him. He doesn't agree with JT, but is soon caught in between.
There's a lot of opportunity here for a movie that could probably tackle interesting issues like women as objects of desire, sexual attraction, teen isolation. Nope. It does none of those. It goes for the gore, but then forgets to go all the way with its concept.
Thus, you're left with a film that is predictable and lifeless. It ends up being just another ordinary zombie film, which is a shame because it's trying to be everything else but that.

MovieGeek13
Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

½

No other recent horror film has had the disturbing quality that Deadgirl possesses. This film concept is one of the most shocking and depraved ideas that I have seen in a genre film, and it's a refreshing take on the genre. This is a well acted and directed film, one that is a riveting, thrilling picture a film that boasts powerful atmosphere and tense moments that make the film quite unforgettable. The cast are quite good in their performances and the film's story is well thought out, and steadily manages to unfold in order to create the maximum terror effect. The subject itself is one that stretches the limits of shock and terror and it's a film that will surely make an impact on you whether you like it or not. Deadgirl is an expertly executed experiment in thought provoking horror, a film that dares you not to look away and will make you think about what you have just seen. It's always a good thing when a horror film pushes the limits and takes no prisoners in the way the material shocks it viewers. With that being said, Deadgirl will surely raise eyebrows. Deadgirl is a well crafted horror yarn, one that is entertaining from start to finish, as well as being very disturbing in the way it uses its ideas. For what it is, Deadgirl succeeds at being a truly shocking horror film that would stick with you. The film may not be perfect, but it works on many levels and for what it is, it's well worth seeing if you want a superbly crafted horror yarn that is one of the most original genre films in years.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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