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Deadgirl (2008)

R | | Horror | 20 April 2013 (Japan)
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Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

Directors:

Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel (co-director)

Writer:

Trent Haaga
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shiloh Fernandez ... Rickie
Noah Segan ... JT
Candice King ... Joann (as Candice Accola)
Eric Podnar ... Wheeler
Jenny Spain Jenny Spain ... Deadgirl
Andrew DiPalma ... Johnny
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Dwyer
Michael Bowen ... Clint
David Alan Graf ... Mr. Harrison
Susan Marie Keller ... Nikki
Timothy Muskatell Timothy Muskatell ... Wes
Kelle Cantwell Kelle Cantwell ... Brit
Dustin Hess Dustin Hess ... Walter
Kathleen M. Darcy ... Ms. Flynn
Steve Dean Steve Dean ... Gym Coach
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Storyline

On a hot day, two rebellious high school friends, Rickie and JT, decide to skip class to hang out at an abandoned asylum for the mentally ill. After breaking into the derelict place, the fun begins in the ill-lit maze of the institution's long corridors and dark rooms, when, all of a sudden, JT discovers the body of a naked young woman covered with a plastic film. Now, in the light of this grotesque and unexpected finding, troubling questions rise, as this seemingly unresponsive prisoner starts growling and gnashing. Who is this scarred woman? Was she a patient here, or was she the guinea pig of a demented scientist? Above all, how human is this unknown girl who cannot die? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The American nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Filmed entirely on location in Los Angeles, California. 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

[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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Connections

Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Grace (Glorified)
Written by Scott Garred (BMI)
Performed by Super XX Man
Published by Warship Songs (BMI)
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Very disturbing and highly recommended
3 January 2009 | by PigbellySee all my reviews

I saw this at the TIFF and was expecting it to be some kind of Saw film or something of its ilk. However, it is much better than a simple horror film and really defies categorization. Deadgirl is a look into how we humanize, empathize and sympathize. It is a very provocative film and I squirmed many times. It is, however, not a film made for shock value. This is an essay on what it is to be human and where we draw the line on what we consider human. It is an exploration into where we draw the line on compassion and the hows and whys of our brutality and inhumanity. There are many scenes that affected me so deeply that I had trouble sleeping and talked about them for many weeks afterward. This is a great disturbing film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadgirl See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywoodmade See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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