Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"The best horror film of the year"

That's from the Seattle Post Globe.

It goes on to say that Deadgirl was "so despised and reviled at SIFF that few of the festival revelers dared speak its name lest they be shunned by the sophisticated elite. I won’t tell the plot of Deadgirl, because such things are not spoken of in polite company and I don’t want to put any bad pictures into anybody’s head, but I can say, without fear of reprisal, that the title is a half-truth. The picture is reminiscent of erotic horror films such as Jean Rollin’s 1982 La Morte Vivante. Entwining sexuality and mortality with the poetic revulsion of a vision from Edgar Allan Poe, directors Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel explore adolescent desire in a way that is almost unheard of in American movies. It is a truly frightening and disturbing movie that offers pictorial evidence of William Shakespeare’s weary desire that 'this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dew.'"

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