When high school misfits Rickie and JT decide to ditch school and find themselves lost in the crumbling facility of a nearby abandoned hospital, they come face-to-face with a gruesome discovery: a body of a woman stripped naked, chained to a table and covered in plastic and soon realize she is anything but dead. Quickly the boys find themselves embarking on a twisted yet poignant journey testing the limits of their friendship, and forces both to decide just how far they're willing to stretch their understanding of right and wrong.
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This is one demented mindscrew. Deadgirl('09) obliterates all expectations while drilling deeper and deeper into the sexual subconscious. It's an uncomfortable descent into the darkest abyss of human compassion. It explores themes of guilt and temptation with a dark moral complexity while also balancing vulnerability with invincibility. Bizarre, original, and totally morbid, this movie has cult status plastered all over it.
Rickie (Shiloh Fernandez) and J.T. (Noah Segan) are two high school buddies that seem to struggle fitting in with the "cool kids". One day they both skip school to hangout and drink some beers at an abandoned insane asylum. Eventually they stumble upon a presumably dead young woman who is chained naked to a table. Things get even more crazy as they learn that something about her just doesn't feel quite....human? Is she a vampire, zombie, or possibly something supernatural? Questions go unanswered as J.T. contemplates other uses for this exposed, beautiful woman.
This is the kind of American horror film I love to see. Forget all the lousy remakes or regurgitated popcorn nonsense. How bout one that actually pushes the boundaries and explores new horrifying territory? Deadgirl is directed by Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel and written by Trent Haaga. There are solid acting performances from the cast, plus stellar character development. I couldn't help but feel sorry for the deadgirl, as she is stuck in a nightmarish limbo to be victimized by any passing scumbag. The story also contains graphic nudity to accompany the disturbing subject matter, so proceed with caution.