Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
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Brad
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Tobey
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Bill
Vivienne Benesch ...
Kim
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Ryan
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Gwen (as Julia Garro)
Nicole Swahn ...
Melanie
Adam Wagner ...
Phil
Hunter Ulvog ...
Little Brad
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Little Dawn
Trent Moore ...
Mr. Vincent
Mike Yager ...
Elliot
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Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every rose has its thorns.


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Rated R for disturbing sequences involving sexuality and violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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3 April 2008 (Singapore)  »

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$36,530 (USA) (18 January 2008)

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$347,578 (USA) (6 March 2009)
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Each time we see the power plant cooling towers a crow can be heard. This is an homage to The Simpsons, which does the same thing with almost every exterior shot of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. See more »

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When Dawn is 'checked' at the clinic, she flees the room screaming after 'biting' off the gynecologist's fingers. As she opens the door she's displaying very visible underwear lines through her surgical gown. Given the antics displayed, she's not supposed to be wearing any underwear. See more »

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Bill: Hey Brad, don't splash your sister.
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During the ending credits, a statement appears saying (approximately): "No man was harmed during filming of this movie." Like the ever-present credit saying "No animals were harmed during filming of this movie", in which animals appear. See more »

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Features The Gorgon (1964) See more »

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Jumping Jacks
Performed & Composed by Greg-O
Courtesy of Chemical Beats Entertainment / KGM Entertainment
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Vagina Dentata – One of the Most Refreshing Horror Tales
24 February 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a small town nearby a nuclear power facility, the chaste Dawn (Jess Weixler) is raised with her dysfunctional stepbrother Brad (John Hensley) by her mother that is sick and her stepfather. Once in high school, she participates of a meeting called "The Promise O" that preaches purity and virginity for the members. When the newcomer Tobey (Hale Appleman) arrives in town, the naive Dawn feels that he is her soul mate and stays close to him. The proximity becomes attraction and Tobey does not control his hormones and forces Dawn to have intercourse with him in a cave in an isolated lake. However, he is castrated by her vagina and vanishes in the lake. The desperate Dawn runs to the library and discovers that she has the mythical "Vagina Dentata" and only a hero can rescue her.

"Teeth" is one of the most refreshing horror tales that I have recently seen. The story of a chaste teenager that finds that she has a "Vagina Dentata" is simply hilarious and surrealistic. The legend does really exist, and in accordance with the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina_dentata), "various cultures have folk tales about women with toothed vaginae, frequently told as cautionary tales warning of the dangers of sex with strange women and to discourage the act of rape". There could be also a subtle interpretation that could be the difficulty of Dawn to self-adjust to the womanhood, but I believe the intention of the author was simply uses the myth to make a gem of dark humor. The beauty of the sweet Jess Weixler is awesome. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): Not available

Note: On 06 April 2015, I saw this movie again.


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