Ditching school in favor of taking a day off, two teenagers break into an old abandoned mental hospital to down some beers and raise a little hell. While exploring the boys make a horrifying discovery which will test their morals and change everything about their relationship. Deadgirl brings a rather interesting, unique spin on the undead/zombie genre in which the discovery of a chained zombie-girl by our two main characters, leads to a clever analysis of teenage life. In a way, Deadgirl is kinda like the male version of 'Ginger Snaps' exploring the teenage male psyche, sexual urges, and social pressures derived from the need to get laid or have sex to prove oneself. While respecting any film that brings something new to a tired genre, Deadgirl is ultimately only so-so due to a pretty horrendous script that is blunt, clunky and even laughable at times in its exploration of interesting themes. Essentially it's a film that I admire more for the concept than the actual execution. The performances are pretty weak all around, outside of Noah Segan who towards the end, gives a fun, twisted performance. This is a film that aggressively wants to force the viewer into questions of morality, and while it does bring some good things to the table, it doesn't ultimately succeed. There is no doubt some fun twisted ideas in here, but given the subject matter, films like 'The Woman' or 'Ginger Snaps' are far superior.
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