From the Mind of Master Imaginationist Crystal Connor ~"A Trusted Name in Terror."

The Darkness, Artificial Light, In The Valley of Shadows

Saturday, January 8, 2011

DVD Pick of the week: DeadGirl

Word of the Day:
PRONUNCIATION:(LIG-nee-uhs)adjective: Having the texture or appearance of wood.

How to survive a horror movie tip #42
If you are lucky enough to, oh, say, knock out a madman with a shovel -- for the love of God don't drop the shovel and run away. You STAY there and BEAT HIS ASS DEAD WITH THAT SHOVEL.

Plotline: Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

Scariness Factor: It’s too high to measure. Writer Trent Haaga, does not rely on the monster in the closet, or the maniac with the chain saw to draw you to the edge of your seat. What makes this movie so horrific is the fact that the characters of this movie are children and the things that they are doing is mind-numbing.

Gross-Out Factor: N/A

Complaints: None, this was a pretty smart and original horror flick.

High Points: This could easily fit within the zombie genre. The woman the boys find in the abandoned building is covered with plastic and she’s been there for years … yet she is still alive; however DeadGirl is not about the monster. It’s how she’s victimized.

Personal Commentary: This is an extremely difficult film to watch because the things these kids are doing is mortifying, there are no active adults around, the shallowness of these adolescents moral compasses is terrifying and the entire film is sadly realistic.

Stars: 5 out of 5

Where I rented it: Blockbuster

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