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Teeth (2007) is a black comedy horror film written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.



The film's official website provides the following synopsis:
"High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group's most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad's increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina after an attempted rape. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example of the vagina dentata myth."


  • Hale Appleman as Tobey
  • Julia Garro as Gwen
  • John Hensley as Brad
  • Trent Moore as Mr. Vincent
  • Josh Pais as Dr. Godfrey
  • Ava Ryen Plumb as Little Dawn
  • Taylor Sheppard as Mr. Griffith
  • Ashley Springer as Ryan
  • Nicole Swahn as Melanie
  • Lenny von Dohlen as Bill
  • Adam Wagner as Phil
  • Jess Weixler as Dawn


The film premiered January 19, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It was also shown at the Berlin International Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, Sydney International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, London FrightFest Film Festival, Deauville Festival of American Cinema, and the Hamptons International Film Festival. It opened in limited release in the United States on January 18, 2008.

The film will be released for sale/rental May 6th, 2008. As a part of the Weinstein Company agreement with Blockbuster, it will be exclusively for rent through said video chain.

Critical reception

The film received generally positive to mixed reviews from critics. As of February 27, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 80% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 44 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 57 out of 100, based on 21 reviews.

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