Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, I saw two of the strangest films I’ve seen all year: Control Alt Delete and Deadgirl. One film involves a guy who drills a hole in his computer tower and literally has sex with his computer. The other tells the story of a group of high school kids which find a zombie and turn her into their sex slave. You’ve read the reviews, but I thought you might want to see what I was talking about. Check out the trailers below.
Control Alt Delete
Written and Directed by: Cameron Labine
Starring: Sonja Bennett, Laura Bertram, Tyler Labine
Official Plot Synopsis: A moody romantic comedy exploring fetishism, addiction and love in the information age. As our hero Lewis struggles to integrate his public and private persona’s, he realizes he may not be the only one harboring a dirty little secret.
Directors: Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel
Screenwriter: Trent Haaga
Cast: Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Candice Accola, Michael Bowen, Andrew DiPalma, Eric Podnar, Nolan Funk and Jennifer Spain
Official Plot Synopsis: Daringly original and genre-busting, DEADGIRL is an odyssey into the soul of our alienated youth. But by injecting familiar teen moorings deep into something fantastical and terrifying, the film takes the conventions of the horror and coming-of-age movies and turns them on their heads.
When high school misfits Rickie (Shiloh Fernandez) and JT (Noah Segan) decide to cut school and find themselves lost in the crumbling facility of a nearby abandoned hospital, they come face-to-face with a gruesome discovery: a woman whose body has been stripped naked, chained to a table and covered in plastic. When both react to the situation in extremely different ways, the boys soon find themselves embarking on a twisted yet poignant journey that forces them to decide just how far they’re willing to stretch their understanding of right and wrong.
A no-holds-barred look at the horror of growing up, DEADGIRL stars Shiloh Fernandez (Red), Noah Segan (Brick), Michael Bowen (Kill Bill, Jackie Brown), and Candice Accola (Juno).