Thursday, June 25, 2009

deadgirl

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rickie (shiloh fernandez) and j.t. (noah segan) cut class and head off to drink beer in the sun and generally screw around, eventually making their way to have an explore of an abandoned insane asylum. after being chased by a guard dog, the pair end up in an annexe of the basement, where they discover a girl (jenny spain) chained to a table. j.t. suggests that they have sex with her, but rickie refuses and leaves. the next day, j.t. makes rickie return to the asylum; telling rickie the girl is some kind of zombie, having failed in a couple of attempts to kill her.

rickie wants nothing to do with the girl and, after discovering that j.t. has invited another friend to join him in raping deadgirl (as she is now known), he sets out to free her, but these things never quite go to plan and trouble brews...

so, yeah, a pretty dreadful film, about a dreadful bunch of characters, doing dreadful things. yep, this was a film which rubbed me up the wrong way. it was dull to watch and just came across as some nasty boys making a film where they attempt to shock, whilst harbouring pretensions that they're being clever and twisted and blah blah blah...

it's not that i particularly mind the central premise or take offence in a 'ban this sick filth!' stylee; it's just that i thought it was a poorly executed piece of crap, which revelled too much in saying 'ooh, check us out, we're being well edgy with our film about raping a zombie chick, but look, we're also being cool and making like a comment on society and the kids and peer pressure and stuff'. in fact, they made a shitty film, which will simply appeal to people who want to say to their mates 'ooh, i saw this really sick film the other day...'

not one i'd recommend...

the dvd is £7.99 from hmv.com

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