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What they say: It has been called audacious (Hollywood Reporter), unsettlingly sexual (IndieWIRE) and pretty much f***ing brilliant (Ain t It Cool News). Thought to be too controversial to release, it would go on to shock festival audiences, outrage religious groups, and blow away midnight movie crowds from coast to coast. It remains one of the most daringly original and disturbing films of our time.
Shiloh Fernandez (RED), Noah Segan (BRICK), Michael Bowen (KILL BILL) and Candice Accola (JUNO) star in this story of two high school misfits who cut school to explore the remains of an abandoned hospital. The gruesome discovery they make will test the very limits of their sanity and tear apart their young lives forever: A woman stripped naked and chained to a table. She s abandoned, beautiful and dead…or is she? From the producer of HELLRAISER and HEATHERS comes this depraved, poignant and genre-busing new indie classic about intimacy, morality and the horror of growing up. You may scream in terror, gasp with disgust, or debate it for days, but one thing is for certain: You will never forget DEADGIRL.
What I say: When the central plot of a film is about having sex with corpses most people run away. Not I. They say horror is what scares you, and I have an irrational fear of what is done with your body after you die. I know it does not matter as the soul is gone, but still I find it frightening. This fear is what has lead me to films like Nekromantik, Aftermath and so on. By exploring these themes I hope to conquer my fear but usually I just end up more disturbed.
Deadgirl is one of those movies. Two boys find a reanimated body of a girl chained up in an abandoned hospital. One of them decides to partake in the easy opportunity. The other wrestles with it. It might be easy to dismiss this film as exploitative and crass, and on some levels it is. But it is also a look at humanity and what happens when you face your darker aspects and how you handle it.
The film is well written with both boys being developed. The direction and special effects are excellent as well. I really enjoyed the film as it took a different take on both necrophilia and zombies, as well as teenagers and their hormones. The ending stayed with me long after the film was over.
The picture quality and sound are superb! This is a great package. Extras include a commentary, deleted scenes, a making of, and a lot more.