The Undead News Thread (20090702.02)


According to Arrow in the Head, "The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Dark Sky-distributed flick will have a one-weekend, midnight only, roadshow-style theatrical event in at least nine major markets nationwide on July 24 and 25. Details on where exactly it will be showing are unknown, other than it will be in Los Angeles, at the Nuart Theater on July 24.

"Kind of an old-school release pattern for the grisly film, about two teens who find a beautiful woman tied to a bed in an abandoned asylum. DEADGIRL stars Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Michael Bowen, Candice Accola, Andrew DiPalma, Eric Podnar, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Christina Blevins."

This story sounds pretty different, to say the least, and I guess this one flew a bit under the radar with me until recently. I have to say, I really like the trailer, but it's still too early to tell. Here's one IMDb reviewer's feelings on the movie:

"Basically what you've got here is the story of two disaffected teenage boys who come across a (sort of) dead girl in an abandoned hospital. Being teenagers, one disregards much of his humanity in favor of darker intentions while the other objects but does nothing to back up his protests. Slowly the story gathers more complexity as one teen begins essentially raping this (sort of) dead girl and eventually invites some friends in on the action. As troubling as this sounds (and it is), you've seen worse things in your life which is a bit surprising considering that in their minds this is basically a moving corpse. So eventually it's up to one guy to be the voice of reason and make everything right.

"There's a lot of commentary here. Everything from peer pressure, the effects of apathetic and absent parents, and the apathy and angst of teenagers gets touched on and done quite well. All said and done I'd certainly recommend this to anyone who's looking for a horror movie with a bit more substance and a bit less gore. Sure...we all like our horror movies nice and violent, but sometimes it's nice to see one that takes a slightly different path."

Source: Arrow in the Head

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