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Ditching school on a lark in favor of downing beers and raising hell at an abandoned mental hospital, two high school kids from the wrong side of the tracks make a horrifying discovery that will test their morals and serve as the catalyst for a dangerous battle of wills. Rickie (Shiloh Fernandez) and JT (Noah Segan) are the kind of kids more likely to be caught smoking in the boy's room than studying in the library, so when they skip out of class to explore a crumbling mental hospital it seems like just another days of mischief and mayhem. What seemed to be business as usual becomes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Much of the allegorical force Harel and Sarmiento's film has built up is undone by its utterly conventional, lameass-switcheroo ending, which may be an indication that more than enough virtual ink has been spilled on this subject."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"The filmmakers don't really push the envelope visually as much as they are trying to conceptually."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"A pitiless look at the worst aspects of teenage male horndog-dom ... if there weren't some poisonous kernel of truth in its grotesque, testosterone-poisoned "what if?" premise, no-one would be squirming."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"It's a tasteless film but it doesn't seem to even enjoy any of the politically correct totems it so openly sprays its bodily fluids over"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"The appeal of Deadgirl depends exclusively on the intriguing image at its center."
‑ Ryan Stewart, Slant Magazine
"Written by a weirdo named Trent Haaga for no other purpose than to outrage, Deadgirl is part S&M porno, part supernatural chiller, and worthy only if you're interested in how far movies can go before the police arrive."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"... more pose than convincing psychological portrait, leaving little more than a well executed horror film with a very different kind of sexual danger."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"A pleasant--or I should say pleasantly unpleasant--surprise...a[n]...effective character study dressed up as a grisly horror movie."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A nasty concept is nice, but then you gotta do something with it."
‑ Matt Pais,
"An ingenious, awesome zombie movie"
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"[It] has more fantastically blunt, clunky, and downright laughable teen-sex dialogue per minute than anything this side of Larry Clark."
‑ Vadim Rizov, Village Voice
"Clearly inspired by "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein" (1973), "Deadgirl" is dirty little video nasty that doesn't begin to approach Warhol's superior production that was directed by Paul Morrissey."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Screenwriter Trent Haaga takes the premise to some dark, disturbing places. Unfortunately, the film itself doesn't do full justice to Haaga's script"
‑ Ethan Alter, Giant Magazine
"With a slight hint of developing into more than a teen-pleaser gorefest, 'Deadgirl' instead goes for the jugular and splatters blood."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"a sombre film that never shows more than it needs to, and never allows its more outrageous or shocking moments to descend into sadistic spectacle or farce."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
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