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Smart, original, and horrifically funny, Teeth puts a fresh feminist spin on horror movie tropes.
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As amateurishly made as it is, Teeth runs on a kind of angry distrust toward boys.
I'm not sure I've ever seen rape, incest or abuse dealt with so vapidly.
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.
Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic.
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
Every time the scary music kicks in and another dumb male clutches his crotch, the theater bursts into uncertain giggles like a needed release
Teeth isn't perfect, but it's definitely one of a kind-and the abstinence-only parody is priceless.
Teeth is both different enough from the usual teen trash to earn itself distinction and bold enough to go where other horrors wouldn't dare venture.
While probably too lurid and graphic for the mainstream's tastes, it's one of those films that has a genuine shot at acquiring cult classic status.
We haven't had a good vagina dentata movie in theaters lately, so it's a pleasure to see Teeth filling that particular need with such obvious relish and style.
It's like a punch in the face.
Writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein's low-budget horror film is...more satirical than scary...however, he ultimately delivers the gory goods.
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.
A young woman raised in the shadow of a nuclear plant develops an additional set of bony formations, making her puberty ripe for film treatment. Firmly based in a fear of women it makes for some gruesome teenage horror shocker viewing. There's some little comedy too, to lighten the sting. Interesting.
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.
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