Deadgirl (2008) Review
Written by: EasterBunnyKiller
How to start... how to start. This movie is fucking amazing. The story is compelling, the acting is very good. The dialogue left a little to be desired, but was still passable. One production quality alone, it was pretty awesome.
When I watched Deadgirl, it gave me a very experimental sort of feel. There is a duality between the macrocosm of the world that the movie has built, and the microcosm that includes all the horror elements. The two worlds are drawn separate with a clear line, that is artistically blurred in just the right places.
Whoever wrote the script did an amazing job at capturing the tone of desperation that high school gives to the lives of the lowest strata, and even addresses it in a very self-aware manner. It mixes the melodrama of teenagers with the exhaustion of a small town. It strikes a great balance between the grue and the normal, and the interactions between characters are believable.
I believe that Meh said something similar in his review, but this is one of those movies that you cant explain much at all about the plot without ruining the tone of the entire thing, so there isn't much I can say about specifics. The actors do a good job. The characters are well-developed and thoughtful, and there is the perfect mix between gritty visceral reality and small town desolation.
Deadgirl is a film that should only be viewed by someone who is not easily offended by morally objectional acts, and only those with strong stomachs. It is a cringe-worthy film, and allt the better for it. Watch this film.