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E.L. Katz (writer)
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A maniac with a suitcase full of razorblades unleashes a super human killer upon a group of kids in a small Alabama town. They must take up arms with a insane Chili enthusiast if they want to survive. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Lindley Praytor ... Claire (as Lindley Evans)

Tiffany Shepis ... Candice
Forrest Pitts ... Mark
Will Akers ... Robert
Matt Lero ... Tim
Brandon Carroll ... Devin
Tom Towles ... Uncle Johnny

Bill Moseley ... Mr. Suitcase

Jeff Dylan Graham ... Ben

L.C. Holt ... Anthony
Patrick Engel ... Mathew

Shaina Fewell ... Alexis
Jonathan Thornton ... Boss
James Donahue ... The Killer
Ramona Thornton ... Candice's Mom

E.L. Katz ... Cashier

X-Zanthia ... Call Girl #1
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Melissa George ... Call Girl #2
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Directed by
Adam Wingard 
 
Writing credits
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E.L. Katz  writer

Produced by
Jerry Chandler .... executive producer
E.L. Katz .... producer
Peter Katz .... producer
Don May Jr. .... executive producer
John White .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Zombi 
 
Cinematography by
Andor Becsi 
Michael 'Bear' Praytor 
 
Casting by
E.L. Katz 
 
Production Design by
Peter Katz 
 
Art Direction by
Lindley Praytor  (as Lindley Evans)
 
Makeup Department
Lindley Praytor .... makeup artist (as Lindley Evans)
Ramona Thornton .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brooks Toran .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Spencer Hall .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jonathan Thornton .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andor Becsi .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Christopher Wade Evans .... local casting (as Wade Evans)
Jeremy Pelham .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Don May Jr. .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Jeff Traywick .... location scout (as Jefferson Traywick)
 
Thanks
Simon Barrett .... special thanks
Lane Hughes .... special thanks
Jeff Traywick .... special thanks (as Jefferson Traywick)
 

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89 min
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12 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A Necessary Installment in Independent Horror..., 24 September 2003
Author: Blood-Jet from Birmingham, AL

I recently caught Home Sick on a whim at the Sidewalk Film Festival. I expected an average, post-90's low budget horror film. What I saw was a well-polished, deeply disjointing, gore-fest. Seemingly taking cues from horror masters Tobe Hooper, Dario Argento, and Lucio Fulci, Home Sick pays genuine respect to the slowly-rotting slasher genre, while adding a breath of fresh air to it as well.

Set somewhere in Alabama, Claire (Lindley Evans) comes home from California to visit her mysterious past. When visiting her friends, no one seems welcoming. This tension becomes more agitated when she and her acquaintances are confronted by Bill Moseley's (!) character, a big-grinning, blue-suited stranger who happens to carry a suitcase full of razor blades. After performing a bizarre blood-letting ritual based on the kids' hatred for others, he calmly exits. Panic, murder, hysteria, sex, drugs, guns, and chili dinners ensue.

The level of gross in this movie far exceeds anything that's come out in the mainstream since the days of Romero. Instances of broken bones, ripped-off flesh, disembowelment, and knives in the head plague this film. It's not just the gore that makes it special, but also the characters' involvement with death. This is best conveyed in a scene with a coked-out Candice (Tiffany Shepis) and her recently butchered mother. This scene is worth a review in itself.

Besides the first class gore effects, the characters add a certain dynamic to the film. Whereas most teen / young adult horror films revolve around a cast that is pulled from stereotypical high-schoolers (The Jock, The Geek, The Face, etc.), Home Sick incorporates kids that already seem pretty crazy. For fun, they sit around drinking beer and watching gory films like Evil Dead Trap 2. They look pale and have dark circles around their eyes-even the redneck kids. They work at places like the bowling alley, the funeral home, and the school cafeteria. When it hits the fan, these characters seem like they've been preparing for it all their lives. For example, a creepy guy approaches Candice and shows her a Polaroid of a curb-jaw victim he discovered. Her response is a brilliantly sarcastic `Oooh, gross.'

Due to the intense violence, there's absolutely no way this film could be showed at the local Cineplex, unless it's linked to some sort of festival. I can only hope that this comes out on video as it is a testament to real independent filmmaking.

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