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Deadgirl (2008)

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

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Cast

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Rickie
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JT
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Joann (as Candice Accola)
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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 | Romance

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

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20 April 2013 (Japan)  »

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Dead Girl  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

The dog cannot be in the deadgirl's room because Rickie and JT found that room on another story via a tunnel, while avoiding that dog in the first place. 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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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A powerful probe into the human psyche
18 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have a longer review of this, but unfortunately it breaches the 1k word limit of IMDb, so I will be rather succinct.

I had the pleasure of watching this at the Leeds Film Festival as part of Night of the Dead. At first I was apprehensive, expecting perhaps another 'torture-porn' indie film.

Instead, I got a powerful probe into the human psyche and the limits of human capability and barbarity.

The two main characters are enthralling and thoroughly explored, it is this subtle psychological study juxtaposed with the stark brutality of the films heavier moments that make this so powerful. Gritty, grainy, and teetering between realism, fantasy, and science-fiction, deadgirl is a horror that raises the bar on context, delivery, and emotional impact. It is probably the best US horror I have seen in recent memory, and its rating here on IMDb seems to reflect people taking it on at a superficial value only.

However, the film also knows is limits, it does not plunge into the sea of self indulgent artistic pretence. Instead, it stays afloat and allows you to glimpse down and take what you want from it, to empathise with who you deem worthy, and cast the sinister question of just what would YOU do in a room where society's laws are locked away in the background, your own state of nature in the metallic underbelly of an abandoned mental asylum. Would you return to the banality of suburban school life? Would you act on feral urge or try and do what you perceive to be the right thing.

Recommended.


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