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High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group's most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad's increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina when she becomes the object of violence. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example of the vagina dentata myth.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"As amateurishly made as it is, Teeth runs on a kind of angry distrust toward boys."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic."
‑ Tasha Robinson, Chicago Tribune
"Teeth is both different enough from the usual teen trash to earn itself distinction and bold enough to go where other horrors wouldn't dare venture."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"It's like a punch in the face."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"The tone of the film wavers between satire and horror-comedy, but that doesn't diminish the entertainment value of what plays like a tongue in cheek celebration of a woman who turns her imperfection into empowerment"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"I'm not sure I've ever seen rape, incest or abuse dealt with so vapidly."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic. Granted, a horror movie about vagina dentata was probably never destined to be tasteful, but Lichtenstein's comp"
‑ Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune
"While probably too lurid and graphic for the mainstream's tastes, it's one of those films that has a genuine shot at acquiring cult classic status."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"Writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein's low-budget horror film is...more satirical than scary...however, he ultimately delivers the gory goods."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"This is an incredibly unique, dark, smart, and humorous story of a woman discovering what she is capable of."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Whether you view it as a primordial image from the collective unconscious or a practical warning against promiscuity, vagina dentata makes an indubitably memorable impression -- and an ideal premise for a tongue-in-cheek teen horror movie."
‑ Jim Emerson, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's definitely not for Aunt Minnie, but cult movie mavens will appreciate director Mitchell Lichtenstein's willingness to push the boundaries of bad taste."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"We haven't had a good vagina dentata movie in theaters lately, so it's a pleasure to see Teeth filling that particular need with such obvious relish and style."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Teeth is a unique hybrid of black comedy and horror movie send-up that is great good fun."
‑ Heather Huntington, ReelzChannel.com
"a witty satire that explores the state of the (female) body politic, spread-eagled between the puritanical and the priapic in a culturally confused America."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
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