"One of the smartest teen horrors I've watched in some time...Two new faces at Toronto who show more artistic verve and bravery than many of the festival's masters are co-directors Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel, the filmmakers behind the clever, scary, unsettlingly sexual teenage bondage thriller..."
"Forget what you've heard. Past any controversy, Deadgirl is a film beautiful in every way: about friendship, love, rejection, obsession and all the horror that comes along with such teenaged emotions. See it and make it the classic it deserves to be." - Fangoria
"Deadgirl will remind you of the best of Cronenberg. Cleverly written, stylishly directed and morbidly fascinating. It isn't your average cookie-cutter horror film." - Film Threat
"Unsettling. Audacious. This adolescent fantasy gone wrong proves difficult to dismiss." - Hollywood Reporter
"Goes place few horror movies have dared to go."
"You'll find yourself glued to the screen. It's sick. It's gross. It's lurid. But you can't say it doesn't work."
- Kansas City Star
"Sick, twisted, and delightful. Deadgirl brims with unpleasant moments that are sure to polarize audiences – either utterly repulsing them or making them laugh with discomfort."
- Detroit Metro Times
"A nihilistic teen horror film that plays a both a grim morality tale and insanely dark comedy."
"An immediate indie classic and one of the best teen horror thrillers in years."
"Floats smoothly between dark comedy and horror, and the result is a coming-of-age film like you've never seen before."
"Built around a stellar premise and a nonstop flow of shocking imagery and set pieces, Deadgirl is sure to be one of the most talked about films of the year."
"A disturbing adolescent male fantasy... Skirts the edge without going over and judging from the raucous reception, twisted auds clearly do exist for such blatantly 'wrong' material."
"The bastard child of John Hughes and David Cronenberg!"
– Colin Geddes, Toronto Film Festival
"A teen-angst-and-terror opus."
"The horror genre is in need of vastly original ideas like this."
"Legitimately frightening and surprisingly funny."
– Metro Canada
"A cautionary tale for the ages." – San Francisco Bay Guardian
"The premise alone is pure brilliance, but where the film takes its teenage characters to is a real revelation of both talent and the male psyche." –JustPressPlay
"Affords the viewer an intriguing examination of character, virtue, karma, and some really cool plot twists along the way."