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Theatrical Tuesday - Teeth the Movie: A Review

TuesdaySynopsis: A young woman who grows up near a nuclear power plant develops teeth in an unusual place. Yes, it's the place you think it is. Because of her unusual situation, she's a natural-born student abstinence educator in her school. Okay, that's my take on it. Here is the one from IMDB:
"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."

teethWriting: The plot is based on real urban legends that the Hindu, the Ainu, the Shinto, and the Maori tell. They all have their own take, but in this film it's basically a toothed vagina that only the bravest hero can conquer with his penis. The idea is silly, yet the movie is a serious horror that knows it is a bit ridiculous. The writer got the tone right. We see Dawn reacting in silly ways that are completely believable for a teen girl who has to take an unusual path to womanhood. It's also well-paced. I never felt bored or so over stimulated that it was hard to tell what I just watched. It unfolded perfectly. The ending was a little predictable, but I thoroughly enjoyed it anyway.

Acting: The acting was about average for a teen movie except for the protagonist. Jess Weixler played the role of Dawn convincingly. Everyone else was just okay for me.

Effects: There weren't a lot of effects, mostly blood though it wasn't overly gory. The soundtrack was decent. The camera shots were well done and I base that on not noticing them. I was never pulled out of the film by problems like too much shaky cam.

Overall: I think this horror was disturbing and a little funny. It's well worth the watch though some may want to divert their eyes during a couple of scenes, especially if you are phallus-equipped. If you're looking for a serious scare, this one won't do it, but if you want something milder, go for it.

R~

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