Trent Haaga’s blog
One of our favorite flicks around these parts is without question Trent Haaga’s Deadgirl. A depraved tale of a few kids who come across a nude female zombie and … well … act the way psycho teens would act. Talk of a sequel has been swirling around forever. However, the coffin nail has come.
“There was some hoopla about a year ago about the fact that Deadgirl 2 was being talked about,” writes creator Trent Haaga. “I’m not going to get into all of the terrible particulars that killed the project, but needless to say the outcome wasn’t pretty and I don’t think that a sequel will ever get made. It certainly won’t get made with my participation. And it’s probably the best that it remain this way.”
Haaga continues, “But I did write a script for it. 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? I also wanted to put the story back into the “really small rural town” where the first one was supposed to take place (we shot the first movie in Los Angeles, and while it looks a lot like “anytown,” it didn’t capture that economic desperation that I was hoping for … desperation that would have added to the boys’ bizarre and angry choices). What I ended up writing could maybe be described as “Precious meets The Pit with a zombie attack dog.”
In a perfect world we would have seen this flick and reveled in every second of it, but it’s just not to be. In any event, Haaga has uploaded his screenplay online for fans to read.
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