Screenwriter Trent Haaga has posted online the completed script for Deadgirl 2, a sequel to his and directors Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel’s controversial indie-frightener about a group of misfit teen boys who discover a beautiful naked female zombie chained in an abandoned insane asylum.
What follows is a morality play that splits childhood buddies Rickie and J.T., the latter of which believes he’s just won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes of free poon. Plans for a Deadgirl sequel were talked about last year, but, sadly, it appears the project has been abandoned.
Haaga writes on his blog:
I always saw the original DEADGIRL as a condemnation of misogyny as opposed to being misogynous – the boys were the monsters, not the “monster” of the title. But a lot of people didn’t see it that way.
My idea for the sequel was to try and tell a story from the point of view of a female outcast and what would happen if she found the DEADGIRL this time … instead of using the DEADGIRL for the impetus of her sexual fantasies, what if she used the DEADGIRL for her revenge fantasies instead?
What I ended up writing could maybe be described as “Precious meets The Pit with a zombie attack dog. Maybe this movie would have sucked. Maybe people would have loved it. Who knows? It wouldn’t have hurt to at least try, but alas it wasn’t to be.
So as a special treat to my fans and blog readers and the fans of the first DEADGIRL, I’ve decided to let everyone who’s interested take a look at the un-produced screenplay.
Deadgirl is one of my all-time favorite horror movies. It’s beyond fucked up, but gripping and thought-provoking. The kind of film that can find your most repressed sinister inklings and immediately make you feel guilty enough to donate time and money to the local women’s shelter.
Download Haaga’s Deadgirl 2 script here.