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

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Rickie
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JT
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Joann
Eric Podnar ...
Wheeler
Jenny Spain ...
Deadgirl
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Johnny
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Dwyer
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Clint
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Mr. Harrison
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Nikki
Timothy Muskatell ...
Wes
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Brit
Dustin Hess ...
Walter
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Ms. Flynn
Steve Dean ...
Gym Coach
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Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

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The American nightmare. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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

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

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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Troubling, but sadly realistic (as horror movies go)
17 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find myself sort of wondering why IMDb has this listed as horror. Sure, there's the titular zombie-like chick in the film, but she's hardly the focal point. Honestly, this seems to me a lot like what George Romero would've done if he was making his first movies today. Not that this will likely ever heralded like the original Night Of The Living Dead, but a lot of the points are still there. I know a lot of people who bow at the feet of the master will cry foul at that last statement, but let's face it...Romero's early stuff is rather slow paced, low on gore, and dripping with social commentary. And so is Deadgirl.

Basically what you've got here is the story of two disaffected teenage boys who come across a (sort of) dead girl in an abandoned hospital. Being teenagers, one disregards much of his humanity in favor of darker intentions while the other objects but does nothing to back up his protests. Slowly the story gathers more complexity as one teen begins essentially raping this (sort of) dead girl and eventually invites some friends in on the action. As troubling as this sounds (and it is), you've seen worse things in your life which is a bit surprising considering that in their minds this is basically a moving corpse. So eventually it's up to one guy to be the voice of reason and make everything right.

There's a lot of commentary here. Everything from peer pressure, the effects of apathetic and absent parents, and the apathy and angst of teenagers gets touched on and done quite well. All said and done I'd certainly recommend this to anyone who's looking for a horror movie with a bit more substance and a bit less gore. Sure...we all like our horror movies nice and violent, but sometimes it's nice to see one that takes a slightly different path.


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