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Smart, original, and horrifically funny, Teeth puts a fresh feminist spin on horror movie tropes. Read critic reviews

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Dawn (Jess Weixler) is an active member of her high-school chastity club but, when she meets Tobey (Hale Appleman), nature takes its course, and the pair answer the call. They suddenly learn she is a living example of the vagina dentata myth, when the encounter takes a grisly turn.

Cast & Crew

Josh Pais
Dr. Godfrey
Wolfgang Held
Cinematographer
Joe Landauer
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Robert Miller
Original Music
Paul Avery
Production Design
Tom Cole
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Sally Hamilton
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Critic Reviews for Teeth

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (56) | Rotten (14)

  • As amateurishly made as it is, Teeth runs on a kind of angry distrust toward boys.

    November 24, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • I'm not sure I've ever seen rape, incest or abuse dealt with so vapidly.

    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Whether you view it as a primordial image from the collective unconscious or a practical warning against promiscuity, vagina dentata makes an indubitably memorable impression -- and an ideal premise for a tongue-in-cheek teen horror movie.

    March 28, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic.

    March 27, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic. Granted, a horror movie about vagina dentata was probably never destined to be tasteful, but Lichtenstein's comp

    March 27, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Teeth works so well and is so original for at least the first half that it makes the slight fumble near the end zone forgivable.

    February 12, 2008 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 20, 2018
    As hilarious and audacious as it is shockingly underrated, this feminist masterpiece should be the wet dream of any psychoanalyst worth their salt, since it uses a bizarre (but existing) folk tale to brilliantly expose the way our sexist culture has forever demonized female sexual pleasure.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2014
    Once the doctor started screaming "Vagina dentata! Vagina dentata!" the film becomes completely ludicrous, stupid, immature, & completely pointless; Oh, & funny but not in a good way. Teeth has a lot of issues, from it being rather hypocritical, unclear in story, inconsistent in plotting, bland characters, disrespectful to teenagers & their sexualities, & plain out disgusting. The gore isn't all the good either, it's just really gross. Really, I was watching this in hopes of seeing vagina dentata being put to some good use (no pun intended), but instead I got something some sick 16 year old wrote. Watch the ending of this with the old man & see for yourself.
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  • Feb 16, 2014
    A teenage girl who is active in the abstinence movement discovers she has fangs in her hoo-ha, much to her would-be lovers' misfortune. It would be hard to find a proper tone for this ridiculous premise; writer/director Mitchell Litchenstein decides to play it as a straight horror film, with mixed results.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
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