- 1 hr 41 min
Deadgirl is a horror film from 2008 that tells the story of two teenage boys, Rickie and JT, who skip school and wander around an abandoned mental asylum. During their exploration, they come across a hidden room where they discover a naked woman on a gurney, seemingly dead. But when Rickie touches her, she awakens and bites him, revealing herself as undead.
JT sees an opportunity in the discovery of the "dead girl," as he refers to her, and convinces Rickie to keep her captive in the asylum and use her as their personal sex object. Rickie initially resists but eventually gives in to JT's persuasion. Meanwhile, the dead girl proves to be resilient and is unable to be killed, even when the boys try.
As they continue to abuse the dead girl, their relationships with one another and their moral compasses begin to unravel. Rickie tries to alert others about the dead girl, but JT becomes increasingly dangerous and manipulative, leading to a disturbing and violent climax.
The film explores themes of objectification, power dynamics, and morality. Its graphic and unsettling scenes have earned it a reputation as being controversial and disturbing. The performances by Shiloh Fernandez and Noah Segan as Rickie and JT are particularly noteworthy, as they capture the complexities and nuances of their characters' descent into darkness.
Candice King, known for her later role in the television series The Vampire Diaries, has a smaller role as one of Rickie's love interests. Her appearance in the film adds a layer of innocence and sweetness to contrast with the disturbing subject matter.
Despite its dark content, Deadgirl has gained a cult following over the years for its unique take on the zombie genre and its exploration of difficult subject matter. It remains a thought-provoking and unsettling watch for horror fans who are looking for something beyond jump scares and gore.
Deadgirl is a 2008 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 36.