Teeth (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Smart, original, and horrifically funny, Teeth puts a fresh feminist spin on horror movie tropes.

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High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group's most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad's increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina when she becomes the object of violence. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example of the vagina dentata myth.
Rating:
R (for disturbing sequences involving sexuality and violence, language and some drug use)
Genre:
Comedy , Horror
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Cast

Josh Pais
as Dr. Godfrey
Nicole Swahn
as Melanie
Hunter Ulvog
as Little Brad
Ava Ryen Plumb
as Little Dawn
Trent Moore
as Mr. Vincent
Mike Yager
as Elliot
Nathan Parsons
as Soda Spritzer
Paul Galvan
as Taunting Boy
Kasey Kitzmiller
as Taunting Girl
Taylor Sheppard
as Sex Ed Teacher
Denia Ridley
as Biology Teacher
Kiri Weatherby
as Curious Student
Michael Swanner
as Police Detective
Tom Byrne
as Surgeon
Andra Millian
as O.R. Nurse
Frank Curcio
as Coroner
Lana Dieterich
as Admitting Nurse
Carter Doyle
as Old Man
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Critic Reviews for Teeth

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (22)

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

Full Review… | November 23, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

I'm not sure I've ever seen rape, incest or abuse dealt with so vapidly.

Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 28, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 27, 2008
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It's definitely not for Aunt Minnie, but cult movie mavens will appreciate director Mitchell Lichtenstein's willingness to push the boundaries of bad taste.

Full Review… | March 6, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Teeth

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

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
Greg S

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