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Directors:
Writer:
Trent Haaga (writer)
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Release Date:
20 April 2013 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You Never Forget Your First Time See more »
Plot:
Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(507 articles)
User Reviews:
Powerful, Brilliant and Relevant. See more (101 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Shiloh Fernandez ... Rickie

Noah Segan ... JT

Candice Accola ... Joann
Eric Podnar ... Wheeler
Jenny Spain ... Deadgirl

Andrew DiPalma ... Johnny

Nolan Gerard Funk ... Dwyer

Michael Bowen ... Clint

David Alan Graf ... Mr. Harrison

Susan Marie Keller ... Nikki
Timothy Muskatell ... Wes

Kelle Cantwell ... Brit
Dustin Hess ... Walter

Kathleen M. Darcy ... Ms. Flynn
Steve Dean ... Gym Coach

Christina Masterson ... Rosy
Gene Augusto ... Student
Jodi Beale ... Student

Christina Blevins ... Student

Rich Cassone ... Student (as Richard Cassone)
Allison Covington ... Student

Nadine Crocker ... Student
Kris Davis ... Student

Bridget Daily ... Student (as Shushig DerStepanian)

Charlie Farr ... Student
Philip Graulty ... Student
Scot Groundwater ... Student

Sean Guse ... Student
Ben Herrera ... Student
Chris LaRuffa ... Student
Matt Lippincott ... Student
Katelyn Marks ... Student
Michael Masterson ... Student

Tim Masterson ... Student
Tom Masterson ... Student
Austin Matevosian ... Student
Graeson Matevosian ... Student
Alberto Gonzales Mejia ... Student

Robert McMurrer ... Student
Luddim Montenegro ... Student
Karla Montesinos ... Student
K.C. Morgan ... Student (as Casey Morgan)
James Morschauser ... Student
Luke Van Pelt ... Student
Dawson Van Pelt ... Student
Rexiel Ressurreccion ... Student
Michelle Roshanzamir ... Student
Jesse Rivera ... Student
Hector Santana ... Student

Marcel Sarmiento ... Student
Angie Sharma ... Student
Usha Sharma ... Student
Matthew Sherman ... Student

Frankie Stone ... Student
Gregory Thomas ... Student
Vishaal Tulgi ... Student
Michael Velasco ... Student

Jessica Lynn Wilson ... Student
Jared Chuan-Cheng Wu ... Student
Monique Yaw ... Student

Crystal Young ... Student

Directed by
Marcel Sarmiento 
Gadi Harel (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Trent Haaga  writer

Produced by
Brendan Davis .... co-producer
Cynthia Graner .... co-producer
Gadi Harel .... executive producer
Gadi Harel .... producer
Rob Hickman .... executive producer
Vince P. Maggio .... co-producer
Blue Nelson .... co-producer
Marcel Sarmiento .... executive producer
Marcel Sarmiento .... producer
Christopher Webster .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Bauer 
 
Cinematography by
Harris Charalambous 
 
Film Editing by
Phillip Blackford 
 
Casting by
Matthew Lessall 
Lynn Reinstein 
 
Production Design by
Diana J. Zeng  (as Diana Zeng)
 
Costume Design by
Lynn Haaga 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Albrecht .... key makeup artist
Brie Ford .... key makeup artist
James Ojala .... special makeup effects artist & designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Bogh .... first assistant director
Blue Nelson .... first assistant director (reshoots)
 
Art Department
Bernie Stern .... art department production assistant
 
Sound Department
Joseph Bauer .... sound editor
Phillip Blackford .... sound
Will Hansen .... production sound mixer
Mike Hostettler .... boom operator
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Matt McGowin .... boom operator (as Matthew McGowan)
Reza Moosavi .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Rob Blauser .... digital matte painter
Val Keller .... digital intermediate conform editor
Didier Levy .... CG supervisor
Jeremiah Sweeney .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Joshua Bradley .... stunt double
Timothy Eulich .... stunt double
Marie Fink .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dimitris Bogiantzis .... gaffer
Matthew Castellitto .... best boy electric
Jayson Crothers .... additional camera operator
Shannon Davis .... key grip (as Shannon Phillip Davis)
Matthew Mashburn .... camera intern
Charles R. Mathews .... best boy rigging grip
Nathan Poniatowski .... grip
Matt Sanderson .... second assistant camera (as Matthew M. Sanderson)
Aaron Torres .... chief lighting technician
Wilson Weaver .... grip
Jason Wheeler .... grip
Julien Zeitouni .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Phillip Blackford .... on-line editor
Val Keller .... digital data conformist
 
Music Department
Phillip Blackford .... composer: additional music
Phillip Blackford .... music designer
Phillip Blackford .... music editor
Phillip Blackford .... music score producer
 
Other crew
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Jon Haaz .... armorer
Craig Holt .... script supervisor
Peter D. Johnston .... production assistant
Val Keller .... DIT
David J. Levine .... production coordinator
Raymond Mansfield .... sales representative
Jessica Prendes .... production assistant
Michelle Roshanzamir .... production assistant
Mary Shellogg .... script supervisor
Ebony Winston .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Chris Tjalsma .... special thanks
Hugh Wright .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Female Animated Corpse" - Asia (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong aberrant sexuality, graphic nudity, bloody violence and pervasive language
Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Québec) | Germany:16 | Japan:R15+ | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45555)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shiloh Fernandez was nominated for the 2009 Fright Meter Award for Best Actor for his performance.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Other Side Of Mt. Heart AttackSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-rated version and the Unrated Director's Cut?
What is the deadgirl?
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56 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, Brilliant and Relevant., 30 September 2009
Author: peedur from elsewhere

Like "River's Edge" 23 years ago, youth's normal curiosity about death and sex becomes unhinged and grows unspeakably perverse within a social climate which favors unconscious, desire-based consumption over fixed principles. These observations employ a darker and more relevant conviction here.

Whether intended or not, the ideas at work in "Deadgirl" are so complex that calling this a "horror film" is perhaps not really accurate given the limitations by which the genre is judged. The film employs standard horror grammar, but through economy and purpose, the directors avoid pitfalls and cleverly make the genre's limits work in their favor.

For example, the girl in question, an "object" in strictly horror terms, is carefully crafted to be something other than a person - she seems less an external creature than something within the characters themselves. A cipher onto which alternative meanings can be projected. Unlike typical "horror girls," she evolves into the most profoundly disturbing idea that contemporary horror has given us: a fever dream of narcissistic-sexual pathology, trauma-based-attachment-porn made flesh.

Also, the context of the story, an abandoned asylum is rendered abstractly enough that one may read it equally as a metaphor than as simply a place in the real world; an image of the rotting mind where deviance waits - normally it's just a spooky old building when used in horror.

The characters enter such a bottomless pit in terms of real human behavior that whether intentional or not, a sense of allegory provides grounding for the audience. Grounding is desperately missing in the world these characters occupy, which is perhaps the point.

The film's male protagonists are are certainly of their time; they seem quite real to me. As with many kids today their sensitivities seem bleached away by what we all encounter: a relentless, post-narrative media blast from earliest childhood and an education without adequate social breadth. Their personal, familial inadequacies seem to be the seedbed for a hunger focused on effortless, narcissistic attachment. These are familiar kids. Placing them into this particular tale and intelligently imagining an outcome is what the directors have done. It is startling how effective it is.

While "Deadgirl"could easily have come across as a simply ghastly spectacle, the film transcends genre, as well as outflanking the need to simply entertain, shock or titillate. By its solid execution, its restraint and primarily through the indigestible, dark brilliance of its idea, the film rises to the level of art.

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