May 4, 2008

Teeth (2007)

"Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence."

I absolutely loved this film. Not only was Jess Weixler gorgeous to look at and very believable but everybody involved gave outstanding performances.

Yes, it's quite gory in places but it's not without a sense of humour too. This is no horror-comedy though. Everybody plays it so straight that you forget the silliness of the whole idea.

It's a real "back to basics" horror film too with no nasty grainy, shaky handycams or computer generated gimmicks. Everything looks like a movie should do with nicely framed shots. In other words, it looks and feels just like something Lucky McKee would do but it's even better.

I'm sure this was low-budget, but it certainly doesn't look like it. It even has John Hensley (Matt from "Nip/Tuck") in it and not just as a five second cameo either. This is real indie filmmaking not glorified YouTubing.

Gorehounds might be disappointed that you don't actually see the teeth in action, just the reactions as they chomp down and the practical effects used for the aftermath. A lot of men with a more nervous disposition than myself probably won't want to see either though. Girlfriends and wives everywhere can now get revenge for being dragged along to see all those "Torture Porn" films over the last couple of years.

If you haven't seen it or even heard about this yet then look out for it. It's my first 10 out of 10 for ages.

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