You never forget your first time... — From the producer of HELLRAISER and HEATHERS — Daringly original and genre-busting, Deadgirl is an odyssey into the soul of our alienated youth that takes the conventions of the horror a... more »nd coming-of-age movies and turns them on their heads.
When high school misfits Rickie and JT decide to ditch school and find themselves lost in the crumbling facility of a nearby abandoned hospital, they come face-to-face with a gruesome discovery: a body of a woman stripped naked, chained to a table and covered in plastic and soon realize she is anything but dead. Quickly the boys find themselves embarking on a twisted yet poignant journey testing the limits of their friendship, and forces both to decide just how far they're willing to stretch their understanding of right and wrong.
From the producer of the seminal "Hellraiser" and the legendary "Heathers", Deadgirl is a new genre classic and a no-holds-barred look at the horror of growing up. Starring Shiloh Fernandez ("Cadillac Records"), Noah Segan ("Brick"), Micheal Bowen ("Kill Bill") and Candice Accola ("Juno").« less
"Brilliant" = Not even close. In fact, it's pretty idiotic.
"The Hottest Horror Flick of the Year" = Hell no.
VERDICT: 2 stars, and I'm being a bit generous. Could have been a 4-star film with a more interesting plot, and characters with an IQ above their shoe size. Worth viewing only as a so-called "novelty," and even then it's pretty forgettable.
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 3/8/2012...
You either like this film for it's unique take on the zombie sub-genre or you hate it due to it's extreme subject matter. There really exists no middle ground. Deadgirl deals with two high school friends who discover a female zombie tied to a table in an abandoned medical facility. One friend decides to use the zombie as a sex slave and spends his free time raping her. The other is disgusted by this and attempts to figure out how to stop this behavior. This is one disturbing horror film that goes for the throat. It's been far too long since horror had the ability to bother an audience on a level like this one does. This is a serious film that handles it subject matter with a raw intensity that leaves the viewer shaken.
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Brilliant, disturbing and original!!
Horror Master | Columbus, OH | 07/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the few plotholes concerning the end of the film, this movie is a very different, very unsettling and a very well acted breath of fresh air to the horror genre. Jenny Spain puts on a remarkable performance in her silent role and the leads were very well cast. I just finished watching the film not 10 minutes ago and the final creepy frame of the movie is stuck in my head and I'm sure will do the same to anyone who sees it. If you're bored with today's watered down PG-13 crap that Hollywood calls "horror", check this film out."
Peter A. Roberts | 08/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a dark movie that is unlike any you've seen before, pushing over a previously untransgressed line-- immediately appealing to me. This is not a standard scare-flick with basic characters, but depicts how far young men will deviate from the norms of behavior when it comes to the object of their desire. This is a rewarding and highly memorable trip down a rabbit hole to a dark land of horror. The dead girl herself is a stunning presence, and the sound environment is unnerving. If you are into horror, dark fantasy, and taboo subjects, it's essential viewing. There's no over-explanation through obvious exposition, so there is an air of mystery and unknowing throughout the movie. It is like a surreal element dropped into high-school life that spreads a poison through it, though that poison comes from the minds of the boys, and the dead girl is just a catalyst, though a dangerous one! I'm looking forward to putting this in the DVD player for guests, unsuspecting or otherwise!"
Outside The Box? The Box Was Destroyed!
Brian Lueth | Chicago, IL United States | 09/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't say this often but I loved everything about this film, from concept down to execution. It wasn't without its flaws but I'm not going to waste any words on them because I want you to see this, whether you rent or purchase. With as many remakes as some of us pay to see, it's about damn time we spend some loot on something truly original, that's what we're always whining about, isn't it? Not enough originality?
I'm not going to waste your time blathering on about the subtext, I have no idea whether it was intentional or not but there's certainly something there for those interested in reading between the lines, I mean males treating a female like nothing more than a sex toy and punching bag (read: object) screams "deeper meaning." Really though, it's flat-out disturbing, unique and I'll be darned if it didn't put me on edge in a major way. Fact is...the dead girl scared the crap outta me with her growling, snapping and bloodthirsty glare.
This is one hell of a powerful horror film and, not to diminish anything Trent Haaga has done before this but, without a doubt this is Haaga's best work yet. Am I gushing? If I am, it's because I was really excited to see this flick and I wasn't disappointed. I was disturbing, scared and, sorry folks, even a wee bit aroused. This could just be written off as misogynistic fanboy fantasy fodder but I saw so much more; a breath of fresh air in a stale, rip-off riddled zombie sub-genre. If you're a zombie fan, purchase this. If you just love original horror, purchase this. I for one cannot wait to hit the store for this gem."
Neo Sharpe | 02/26/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have a very diverse taste in movies, and can normally find SOME good in a film. This one, I did not. I found it disturbing, and not in a good way. It was simply two kids raping a mostly-dead-sort-of-zombie girl, over and over and over. Just that. She stayed chained up for most of the movie, getting raped. I found it truly upsetting and wish I'd never seen it in the first place. I SUPPOSE someone of strange taste could enjoy this film, but I don't see how. I WOULD NEVER, EVER RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!"
D. Harris | Roanoke, Va | 07/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pure work of art. It is films like this that make me proud to horror fan. I LOVED this movie so much. Great story, great actors, great special effects. I know the idea of teenagers raping a zombie might upset a few republicans, but this is a classic and if you haven't seen it you haven't lived life."