Monday, October 22, 2012
Every couple of years, another movie comes out claiming to be “the most disturbing/shocking/vile/gross” film ever. Saw claimed it, then Hostel, now we have Deadgirl. And much like its predecessors, not only is Deadgirl NOT shocking, but I’ll never get back those 90 minutes of my life.
The movie follows these two high school pricks. Of course you can’t have two guys together without one of them being a wimpy effeminate pussy... and they go hang out in some run-down abandoned hospital. They find this chick in the basement who’s tied to a stretcher, and she’s kind of alive but can’t die no matter what they do to her. So they decide to use her as their own private cumbucket and invite their friends to do the same.
So tell me again what’s shocking about this? That teen boys will fuck anything? That the gayish, easily manipulated one has to be forced to do go through with this by his friend? I’m not going to claim that Saw and Hostel were great movies (because they weren’t) but at least their plots had potential. The first Saw is at least vaguely intelligent and the whole “organization that sets up murder fantasies for pay” plot of Hostel looks good on paper.
But this? “Let’s have these kids fuck this immortal chick that they found” The acting is far from good. The dead girl was annoying in her own way, but everyone else was horrendous. I would have been far happier watching ants scavenge for food than having wasted my time on this.