Despite static characters, Deadgirl is a clever analysis of modern masculine views of sexuality, romance, and an insight into date rape culture. Its title character works as a symbol of a girl that men take advantage of, without remorse. It lacks a happy ending, and further shows bleak relationship critiques via metaphors, such as the shunning of one's morals to find false happiness. The dark comedy works well, too.
Transgressive and trashy tale that is in equal parts loathesome and interesting. The acting is OK and the production design is decent considering the budget constraints. I know most people seems to hate this movie by default and even if it is not in general terms "a good movie" I think it´s ok. The subtext (however bungled here) says something about male sexuality that is worth noting.
I loved this film. I have written about it elsewhere (at length) but I thought it was much maligned and oddly enough by men not women. Men hate it. I got slightly addicted to the cellar and the raping and so on, because it reminded me of my life in not quite so literal terms. I loathe the girl who everyone likes, JoAnn, and I like the upperworld/underworld dichotomy and Noah. Subversive.
A somewhat ok premise is destroyed by everything else in the film. Awful, awful writing is spit out by some truly cringe worthy performances. The only good performance is the zombie girl, who is good(when she isn't being raped). The writing is stupefyingly bad and when the radiohead montage kicks in, I feel like apologizing to every other indie-horror flick, because they definitely aren't as bad as this one.
Surprisingly enjoyable for a film I never want to see again. The talented, albeit very amateurish direction, is let down by some appaulingly bad scenes, but ultimately this is a very clever film which, whilst making I Spit On Your Grave look tame, is a much better movie.
People overlook that the titular dead girl is a jumping off point for the teen-aged characters. Overall it's a pretty grim and true reflection of the general attitude that our society has towards sex. But then again people tend to take horror movies on the surface only if it isn't "old" or "widely acclaimed".