Directed by Lucky McKee
Written by Sean Hood
Cinematography by Attila Szalay
Music by Poperratic
Cast: Angela Bettis, Erin Brown, Jesse Hlubik, Marcia Bennett & Chandra Berg
2006/60 mins/Color/5.1 Dolby Digital
1.77:1 anamorphic/English/US/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD
The shy and lonely lesbian Ida (Angela Bettis) can't seem to get into a lasting relationship without bugging the other person. You see, Ida is a entomologist. She's a scientist who study insects. And like "every" entomologist, she has tons of bugs... sorry insects, in her apartment.
One day she meets another shy girl, Misty Falls (Erin Brown). Things move along quickly has they soon discover that they have familiar interests. At the same time, Ida receive a package with a rather strange bug in it. Not surprisingly, that bug ends up biting Misty on the ear. As their relationship blossoms into something beautiful, Misty slowly begins to loose her sanity. Infection, mutation and murder are what's in place for the end.
With only one movie released prior to SICK GIRL, the much acclaimed MAY, director Lucky McKee was invited to join the MASTERS OF HORROR when George A. Romero had to leave the project. Now I seriously don't think that Lucky McKee is a master of horror, like most of the directors on the show anyway, but he did a very good job. The whole love/comedy aspect between the two girls is nicely executed. As for the ending, any horror fans should see it coming but thanks to the fx from KNB it deliver the goods. It also cool to see Erin Brown (formerly Misty Mundae) doing something bigger. Writer Sean Hood kinda redeemed himself with this one after penning such atrocities such as HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION, CUBE 2 HYPERCUBE and THE CROW WICKED PRAYER.
Anchor Bay released SICK GIRL on DVD in its original 1.77:1 aspect ratio and it is anamorphic. The image looks very good with rich color saturation, no compression or artifacts. As for the audio, we get the choice of either a 5.1 Dolby Digital or a 2.0 Dolby Surround English tracks. Both of them sound very good but as expected the 5.1 Dolby Digital is clearer and louder. We get an interesting commentary track with director Lucky McKee, Angela Bettis, Jesse Hlubic, and musical composer Jaye Barnes Luckett. It sure sounds like they had a great time doing SICK GIRL as all the gang recollect the making-of the film.
The disc is loaded with extra features. First we get 'Blood, Bugs And Romance' which is an interesting 15 minutes interview with director Lucky McKee who talks about where he grew up, cinema, his first short film ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE, MAY, SICK GIRL, THE WOODS and more. 'Working With A Master – Lucky McKee' is a 19 minutes featurette with interviews from the cast, crew and friends about McKee. We get three more interviews all separated in their own featurette; 'On Set – An Interview with Angela Bettis' (8 mins.), 'On Set – An Interview with Erin Brown' (6 mins.) and 'On Set – An Interview with Brad MacDonald' (8 mins.). All three are interesting and worth checking out to learn more about their character.
'Behind the Scenes – The Making of Sick Girl' is yet another 5 minutes featurette with behind-the-scenes clips. We get trailers for CHOCOLATE, CIGARETTE BURNS, DREAMS IN THE WITCH-HOUSE, HOMECOMING, DEER WOMAN, JENIFER, INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD and DANCE OF THE DEAD. Finally there's an extensive still gallery, DVD-Rom screenplay, screen saver and trailers for ROOM 6, DEMON HUNTER and THE TOOTH FAIRY.
The disc features animated menus, 8 chapters stop, an inlay card and a MASTERS OF HORROR card featuring director Lucky McKee. It comes in a keep case which itself comes in a beautifully designed, glossed and embossed paperboard package. Another very nice edition from Anchor Bay.
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2006. ©