Dawn grew up next to a nuclear plant. She is the local chastity group's most active participant, and being a stranger to her own body, she doesn't know she has a mutation. She a living example of the vagina dentata myth. Add teenage hormones, suppressed sexuality, and a few perverts, and you have an explosive mix!
There were so many ways this movie could have gone wrong or been cheesy, instead it has an original and intelligent plot.
The theme that the would-be victim has a deadly self defence mutation is very strong in this movie, starting from the tag line - Every rose has its thorns - to the opening sequence with single cell organisms, to a school lecture about mutations and adaptations.
|Jess Weixler as Dawn|
This isn't really a scary movie, because Dawn is a young, beautiful, and naïve girl, and all her victims deserve what they get. On the other hand there are a few moments with blood and gore, although they are balanced with comic parts.
Beautiful scenes of the pool in the forest where the teenagers go to swim.
Final Verdict ★★★★★
Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of having a vagina dentata. A cautionary tale for the guys, and a girl-power story for the girls. Highly recommended!