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Deadgirl (2008)

R | | Horror | 20 April 2013 (Japan)
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Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

Directors:

Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel (co-director)

Writer:

Trent Haaga
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shiloh Fernandez ... Rickie
Noah Segan ... JT
Candice King ... Joann (as Candice Accola)
Eric Podnar ... Wheeler
Jenny Spain Jenny Spain ... Deadgirl
Andrew DiPalma ... Johnny
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Dwyer
Michael Bowen ... Clint
David Alan Graf ... Mr. Harrison
Susan Marie Keller ... Nikki
Timothy Muskatell Timothy Muskatell ... Wes
Kelle Cantwell Kelle Cantwell ... Brit
Dustin Hess Dustin Hess ... Walter
Kathleen M. Darcy ... Ms. Flynn
Steve Dean Steve Dean ... Gym Coach
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Storyline

On a hot day, two rebellious high school friends, Rickie and JT, decide to skip class to hang out at an abandoned asylum for the mentally ill. After breaking into the derelict place, the fun begins in the maze of the institution's half-lit corridors and dark rooms, when, all of a sudden, JT discovers the body of a naked young woman covered with a plastic film. Now, in the light of this grotesque and unexpected finding, troubling questions rise, as this seemingly unresponsive prisoner starts growling and gnashing. Who is this scarred woman? Was she a patient here, or was she the guinea pig of a demented scientist? However, above all, how human is this unknown girl who cannot die? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong aberrant sexuality, graphic nudity, bloody violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywoodmade See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed entirely on location in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Johnny & Dwyer see the body, the three scratches on JT's face change length, orientation, the side of his face that they are on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rickie: [Rickie asks JT a question while between classes at school] Hey, yo, JT.
[Rickie asks JT while they're both on lunch at school]
Rickie: Man, what word starts with 'F' and ends with 'U-C-K?' Come on. Fire truck, man.
JT: [Rickie chuckles] What are you eight?
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Connections

References Nekromantik (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Your Love Flow
Written by Larry E Wiliams (as Larry E. Williams)
Published by Figs D Music (BMI)
Performed by The Spokes Men
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company
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Most disturbing zombie film yet.
20 September 2009 | by imrationalSee all my reviews

I would have rated this film a full 10 out of 10, but I have to admit, it was so disturbing to me that I couldn't give it the full score.

Imagine, one zombie-girl being held captive by teenage boys. The zombie isn't the monster here, it's the boys.

This is most definitely NOT a date movie. This is more a flick that a person sees on their own and discusses later on internet message boards.

Not much blood and guts, no dystopian future... so why is it so disturbing? A quick perusal of the plot/synopsis should tell you why, I'm not going to give away any spoilers in this review.

I will say that this movie does a great job explaining the motivations of its male characters. I think it captures the angst, drives, and suffering of teenage males. Granted, the movie throws all of it to extreme contrast... but that only helps underline and illuminate those things.

The movie does a great job with cinematics and pacing. I expect to see great things from the directors.

I'd also like to comment on the movie poster (showing a woman's lips at a 90 degree angle). Brilliant movie poster on several levels.


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