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Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

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Eric Podnar ...
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Jenny Spain ...
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Nikki
Timothy Muskatell ...
Wes
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Walter
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Ms. Flynn
Steve Dean ...
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Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

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Noah Segan won the 2009 Fright Meter Award for Best Actor for his performance. See more »

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After Rickie gets hit by JT, the split on his lower lip keeps erratically changing shape, consistency and placement for the rest of the movie. See more »

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Rickie: JoAnn, I love you.
JoAnn: Fuck you. Grow up.
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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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For Reverend Green
Written by David Portner, Noah Lennox, Josh Dibb and Brian Weitz (ASCAP)
Performed by Animal Collective
Published by Rough Trade Publishing (ASCAP)
Recorded by Scott Colburn
Additional recording and mixing by Nicolas Vernhes
(c) 2008 Domino Recording Company Ltd.
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Intense, symbolic, atmospheric, twisted independent horror film
6 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While partying in / trashing an old abandoned asylum, two high schoolers (Rickie and JT - Shiloh and Noah) discover something sealed away in the basement: a naked woman strapped to a table who is alive but appears to be brain dead. Rickie wants to leave immediately and tell someone, but JT suggests they "keep" her, saying that they can "get some" whenever they want with her here. Eventually JT discovers that she cannot die, no matter what he does to her, though Rickie wants no part in this. Over the weeks, friendship, integrity, and sanity are tested as the two try to keep the secret and cover up betrayals.

This movie is quite twisted...no, make that extremely twisted. It constantly asks the question of "would you do this if you could get away with it?" and without spoiling anything, the answer for all characters introduced to the deadgirl is "yes." It shows psychological complexities of what could happen after so many years of abuse and rejection in high school. The deadgirl herself could easily be taken as a symbol for something more, especially addiction. At one point, JT really reminded me of a drug addict in his addiction to being with the deadgirl: not leaving the room ever, giving up all other aspects of his life, including his relationships with real people, etc.

The cinematography is quite amazing for an independent film: light when it needs to be, grainy, gritty, and dank when it needs that. Also, for actors I have never really seen before, the cast definitely pulled off the intensity that was required by the storyline.

Overall it was quite awesome, even though the ideas presented were twisted to the point of being insane, though I'm pretty sure I would rather watch "Garbage Pail Kids" 10 times in a row before I would watch this ONCE with my parents.

Final Score - 7/10


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