Friday, October 31, 2008

Death March

AFI kicked off last night with Deadgirl's stroll down the red carpet. See links below for a few shots of our beautiful cast. (Somehow, directors Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel seem to have been accidentally cropped out)

MSNBC, Yahoo, Zimbio

Thursday, October 30, 2008

AFI Preview at AICN

"ALT_Cinema is the name of the programming section where some of the harder-to-define films are playing this year, and it doesn’t surprise me to see DEADGIRL scheduled there. I’ll have a full review for this one soon, but the short version is it’s RIVER’S EDGE with a disgusting supernatural twist ... [but] the film manages to be more stylish and emotionally affecting than its “too-sick-to-be-believed” reputation would indicate."

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Win tickets to Deadgirl

Twitch is giving out a few tickets to next monday's AFI screening of Deadgirl. Click here to find out how to win.

Halloween surprise

Like slipping the proverbial razorblade in an apple, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has just added Deadgirl as its surprise Halloween screening. It's playing at 10:15PM, this Friday, and you can buy tickets here.

We're very curious how the Florida crowd will react. Since we have our own Los Angeles premiere that very same night, please let us know how it goes if you happen to make it over.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Surprise in Sitges

"At the world’s leading festival for fantastic cinema... THE BEST SURPRISE: Deadgirl, which turns a River’s Edge-type scenario into a creepy adolescent freak-out. The miles-wide eyeballs of viewers exiting the theater, shaking their heads, testified to that fact." – Paste Magazine

Best Screenplay

Deadgirl news from Down Under: the movie picked up another award this week with Best Screenplay at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, presented by Grolsch beer (!). Pop one open and toast Trent Haaga.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Someone tell Hernan Migoya

Another review, straight outta Sitges, by way of Google Translate:

"Deadgirl is a wonderful example of how the big stories are recycled, as the symbols are mixed resulting in exciting experiments generics. In the field of popular culture, myths are expanding, fly too high or are impregnated mud, but we can never appreciate them in their original purity. Deadgirl begins as a novel by Jack Ketchum, continues as one of Stephen King, and ends like a fairy tale where there is a hero with a machete, a princess, a dragon, a villain, his lackey and the dungeon their host. And by the way mutates, tilts between horror and humor adolescent: from a love story näif the chronicle of a friendly that evaporates; of the class struggle in a high school in the Midwest to be an essay on objectification of the body, or even could be defined as the total demystification of an archetype of the genre, which is sodomized. Deadgirl wants to be many things, maybe too much, but goes flying colors because it is narrated with conviction, with a lot of bad milk and believing in what is counted... the result is brilliant ... someone tell Hernan Migoya." - Miradas de Cine

Friday, October 10, 2008

The audiences in Sitges seemed to really go for the film. While this has resulted in what seems like a lot of enthusiastic blogging, we don't read Catalan and have had to turn to online automatic translators...

...the stimulant, hypnotic, minimalist and certainly unhealthy (but directly sick) Deadgirl, Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel, a chilling psychopathological incursion into the most obnoxious ghosts associated with youth sex, gender difference and growth. A small jewel (sadistic necrophiliac that leaves most of the alleged scandalous tapes of the contest almost to the height of any Disney product).

and: "The directors achieve this mix of show death and sex from a completely original."

and also: "Deadgirl ventured into the deviations of torture with a teenage movie that endorses the wake of Saw and Hostel while maintaining a substantive inherited both chronic teenage John Hughes and the recent Juno...Extremely gore and deemed as one of horror films the most daring and clever we saw long Deadgirl squatter festivals and do not delay to redo about him."

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Deadgirl will be making its West Coast / Los Angeles Premiere at the AFI Fest. Our screening times are:

Friday, October 31st at 7:15pm
Monday, November 3rd at 12:15pm
(Both screenings are at Arclight Hollywood)

Click here to buy tickets.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Trent talks some more

Deadgirl-screenwriter Trent Haaga once put a gun to Edward Furlong's head. More recently, he was interviewed by Twitch. You can read that interview by clicking here.