Dead Girl Review
Written by: Meh
I don't know if I am just a weirdo but the weirder the movies get the more I find them entrancing. Dead Girl is genre bending, weird, gruesome and one of the most interesting films I have seen in years. Once again we must turn away from Hollywood if we want to see something really unique that will mess with your head and leave you feeling really really wrong inside.
Much like Martyrs as violent and perverted as this movie can be at times, it is done within the context of a larger story which is what makes it compelling and even moving. This review is going to be VERY vague on plot because you really need to see this movie and experience it untainted but here is the basic spoiler-free gist;
When high school misfits Rickie (Shiloh Fernandez) and JT (Noah Segan) decide to cut school and find themselves lost in the crumbling facility of a nearby abandoned hospital, they come face-to-face with a gruesome discovery: a woman whose body has been stripped naked, chained to a table and covered in plastic.
When both react to the situation in extremely different ways, the boys soon find themselves embarking on a twisted yet poignant journey that forces them to decide just how far they're willing to stretch their understanding of right and wrong.
I really do not want to say anything about what happens in this movie outside of what I already have. The movie is Jack Ketchums The Girl Next Door times one hundred. It has about the same production values and much like Jack Ketchums The Girl Next door it will stay with you for a long time.
It starts out as a gruesome discovery, becomesa very perverted affair and quickly turns into a terrifying blood bath and a moral dilemma all in one. Thought provoking, disturbing and easily one of the best horror movies to come off the indie scene in a VERY long time. Driven by great characters, an interesting tale and some perverted and gruesome moments Dead Girl is easily one of the more disturbing movies I have ever seen.
This movie is not for the faint of heart and I strongly suggest if you do not have a strong stomach when it comes to sexual perversions you will want to avoid this movie. I am not myself a sexual deviant don't get me wrong but I can set myself back from the film and appreciate the art of the movie without being overwhelmed by the gruesome and sadistic content. If you cant do that best avoid this one. Although not as graphic as Martyrs its definitely on par with Jack Ketchums Girl Next door as noted, and easily as perverted.
If you can get past the intense and perverted subject matter this is easily one of the most unique and original horror movies made in years. Kudos to the filmmakers for trying hard to not just entertain me but scar me for life!