Saturday, January 9, 2010

MoH: Sick Girl (2005)

Masters of Horror: "Sick Girl"
Season 1, Episode 10
Directed by: Lucky McKee

After an entomologist receives an unidentified specimen from an unknown sender on her porch, the creepy bug gets loose in her apartment and begins infesting her new lesbian lover. As it continues to feed, it causes a dramatic increase in her aggression as well as some unseen mutations.. Angela Bettis and Erin Brown are so intentionally awkward and unnatural that it is impossible to ever buy into the film completely, but they are both enjoyable on screen however strange they may appear. While SICK GIRL is a quirky and fun entry in the Masters of Horror anthology, it is ultimately a forgettable gross-out flick that gets its kicks out of being perverse. The film pushes "weird" to a whole new level, and it is such an unexpected story to use as a metaphor for souring a new relationship by spending too much time with the person. McKee still demonstrates the same crisp visual style that set him apart in MAY and THE WOODS, it is mainly the scripting and characters that detract from this episode. I still like watching it, but it is sure to turn off many Horror fans.

Rating: 7/10.
Number of views: 5.



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1 comment:

  1. This was my favorite episode by far and it made me a fan of Erin and Angela for sure :D

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