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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.

Directors:

Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel (co-director)

Writer:

Trent Haaga
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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 and hang out at an abandoned, derelict Asylum for the mentally ill for some beers and fun. After breaking into the place, the fun begins with some bashing and smashing, in the maze of half-lit corridors, dark rooms and narrow pathways of the institution, when all of a sudden, JT discovers the body of a young, naked woman covered with a plastic film. In the light of this grotesque, yet, unexpected finding, unresolvable questions will begin to rise, as this seemingly unresponsive girl will start growling and gnashing. Who is this girl? Was she a patient here, or was she some sort of a guinea pig that a scientist used to perform some crazy experiments on it? In the end, how human is this girl that simply cannot die? Written by Nick Riganas

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Nail-Bitingly Tense! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywoodmade See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shiloh Fernandez was nominated for 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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Connections

References Nekromantik (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

That Knot Unties
Written by David Karsten Daniels
Published by Smll Thngs (ASCAP)
Performed by David Karsten Daniels
Courtesy of Fat Cat Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Most disturbing zombie film yet.
20 September 2009 | by imrationalSee all my reviews

I would have rated this film a full 10 out of 10, but I have to admit, it was so disturbing to me that I couldn't give it the full score.

Imagine, one zombie-girl being held captive by teenage boys. The zombie isn't the monster here, it's the boys.

This is most definitely NOT a date movie. This is more a flick that a person sees on their own and discusses later on internet message boards.

Not much blood and guts, no dystopian future... so why is it so disturbing? A quick perusal of the plot/synopsis should tell you why, I'm not going to give away any spoilers in this review.

I will say that this movie does a great job explaining the motivations of its male characters. I think it captures the angst, drives, and suffering of teenage males. Granted, the movie throws all of it to extreme contrast... but that only helps underline and illuminate those things.

The movie does a great job with cinematics and pacing. I expect to see great things from the directors.

I'd also like to comment on the movie poster (showing a woman's lips at a 90 degree angle). Brilliant movie poster on several levels.


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