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 like just another ...
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Overview

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 like just another days of mischief and mayhem. What seemed to be business as usual becomes anything but, however, when the two boys break through a rusted door leading to a dark boiler room and discover a naked woman tied to a gurney and covered in plastic. Since the door to the boiler room was rusted shut it seems unlikely that any living soul has inhabited the space for years, yet when the body shows signs of life JT immediately suggests that he and his pal should have a little naughty fun with their helpless captive. But while Rickie may be somewhat reckless, his moral compass still points in the right direction and he wants nothing to do with such sordid affairs. Later, when word of Rickie and JT's discovery gets out, tensions flare as events take a darkly disturbing turn.
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Special Features

Jenny Spain commentary; Audition tape; Cast & crew commentary; Deleted scenes; Making of featurette; Make-up gallery
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Editorial Reviews

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This low-budget indie is one of the more disturbing and impressive horror films in recent memory. The key strength of Deadgirl is Trent Haaga's script: he offsets the story's gruesome, often surreal extremes with a well-observed, unsentimentalized portrait of teenage personalities and behavior patterns. The performances are also unexpectedly strong for this budget level: Shiloh Fernandez effectively conveys the emotional inertia of his "follower"-type characterization and Candice Accola is alternately alluring and frustrating as his willfully blind object of adoration. However, the real core of the movie in terms of performance is Noah Segan: he summons up an impressive mixture of charisma and malice to create a character that embodies the male teenage id run amuck. Deadgirl further benefits from confident direction by first-timers Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel. This kind of material could have gone too far or come off unconvincing with the wrong directorial approach but Sarmiento and Harel handle it in a subtle, atmospheric style that never overplays its hand. Thus, when the shocks start to pile up, they really do pack a punch. To sum up, Deadgirl is a dark, provocative piece of work. It may be too much for sensitive viewers but those who can stick with it will be rewarded with a powerful, memorable excursion into the dark side of the teenage mind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/30/2011
  • UPC: 030306180892
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Dark Sky Films
  • Region Code: A
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 51,256

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shiloh Fernandez Rickie
Noah Segan JT
Michael Bowen
Candice Accola
Technical Credits
Gadi Harel Director, Producer
Marcel Sarmiento Director, Producer
Joseph Bauer Score Composer
Phillip Blackford Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
Harris Charalambous Cinematographer
Cynthia Graner Co-producer
Trent Haaga Screenwriter
Rob Hickman Executive Producer, Producer
Matt LaSalle Casting
Vince Maggio Co-producer
Jim Ojala Makeup Special Effects
Lynn Rienstein Casting
Christopher Webster Executive Producer
Diana Zeng Production Designer
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  • Posted February 20, 2012

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    Horror/Porn

    Makers of horror films these days are finding many to push the envelope in how far can they take a story. After viewing Deadgirl, I felt I was witnessing necrophilia on cellulose. But of course that's exactly what this film is, it's meant for shock value. Out of the all the horror films I've watched in my lifetime, I don't think I've been this repulsed, yet intrigued by the premise of this story. If you're easily sickened or just plain squeamish, don't bother seeing this one. This is for the hardcore horror/porn fetishist only.

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