Dawn is a pretty high school virgin who unknowingly has a set of mutant teeth between her legs. Caught between her emerging sexuality and a host of oversexed young men, Dawn eventually gives in to her freakish powers.
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Not as bad as I was lead to believe. Once the tone changed after the OBG/YN scene Teeth got way more fun, admittedly disturbingly fun. The prosthetic dongs with animal imagery was funny even if the tone of the movie was even. The final scene with the creepy old man licking his lips was priceless.
Of course it's not a good film. But it's the daddy of ensuing teenage horror movies that are themed around 21st century mythology (see It Follows and Unfriended for examples). And what came after is actually quite good.
A poorly executed concept, Teeth is tonally inconsistent and ultimately fails to capture either pure horror or a comedic spin on the genre. The comedy that is present, intentional or otherwise, has an uncomfortably goofy edge, tainting what could have been a meaningful narrative about sexual discovery and anxiety into something that harbours a lot less ambition.
Decent idea for a short, maybe. Or a fake trailer to post on YouTube. But at 90 minutes, this is just repetitive and deadly dull. The tone is too cartoonish for the dis"member"ments to be disturbing. Come to think of it, the tone is also too cartoonish to inspire any actual laughs, which seems to be the primary goal.