Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sick Girl

Sick Girl (2005)
Masters of Horror episode 10

Directed by: Lucky McKee

Written by: Lucky McKee & Sean Hood

Starring: Angela Bettis, Erin Brown, Jesse Hlubik, Marcia Bennett, Chandra Berg, Mike McKee

Another episode of the television program Masters of Horror, which comes on the same DVD as Deer Woman (Lucky McKee, apparently, gets stuck in with John Landis because nobody's ever heard of him. To be fair, I have heard of Lucky McKee. I saw one of his movies, The Woods).

This one is about a lady entomologist (the last time I tried to write that - in a post on Mimic, I put etymologist, which is something completely different. I left it up there because I was curious to see if I'd get any nasty e-mails. I haven't. I guess either entomologists and etymologists are too polite to bother me, they don't care, or they don't read my blog) who finally meets another woman who isn't bothered by her pets. Unfortunately, one of her pets gets loose and fills her girlfriend with juices. Ew.

Needless to say, it went a few places I'm not entirely sure I wanted to go. A woman getting impregnated by a bug - really disgusting (I was already worried that bugs might be able to do that, and this just freaked me right the fuck out).

Anyway, it was kind of a weird movie - the bug stuff was not quite there enough to make it a straight gross out horror movie, but it was there a little too much to let it be a real drama about peoples relationships.

It was kind of good, though. I'm just not entirely sure what to make of it.

The acting was really good too - both Angela Bettis and Erin Brown (who is, oddly, a porn star under the name of Misty Mundae) are good enough for the dramatic parts to be kind of distressing. It's a little too real, or something.

And the effects were pretty good. Okay, they were a little weird. I mean, what the fuck was that? But they were kind of cool, in a totally disgusting sort of way. It was fun-disgusting.

I like fun disgusting. Anyway, it was pretty weird... I'm still not sure how I feel about it exactly. I liked it. I guess.


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