Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 10

Sick Girl (13 Jan. 2006)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror | Thriller
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A story about an evil bug with the ability to change people's behavior, a commentary on the dangers of moving into a relationship too quickly.

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The lonely, shy and lesbian etymologist Ida Teeter of The McNaughton Museum of Natural History is obsessed by her "pets", actually her collection of insects. She works with her colleague and friend Max, also her advisor in sexual behavior. Ida receives an anonymous package from Brazil with an unclassified insect but the weird bug breaks free from the box. Meanwhile Ida falls in love for the gorgeous Misty Falls, who is bitten and infected by the bug and moves to Ida's apartment. When Ida receives letters from her former Professor Malcolm Wolf explaining how the insect reproduces and transforms the animals he bites, Ida is apprehensive about Misty. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Roger Corman was going to direct Sick Girl but was replaced by Lucky McKee. See more »

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Max: Babes or bugs. You can't have both.
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1 April 2012 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

When I began watching the MASTERS OF HORROR episodes years ago (back in 2007-2008 to be exact), I was kind of an elitist, only getting on DVD the ones made by directors I already knew and admired (like John Carpenter, Dario Argento and Takashi Miike). Out of the thirteen episodes from the first season only five had directors I didn't know at the time; so I didn't pay much attention to this ones: "Chocolate" (Mick Garris), "Fair Haired Child" (William Malone), "Pick Me Up" (Larry Cohen, who now I know thanks to a couple of films -BONE and HELL UP IN HARLEM- that I haven't' seen yet but that are on my DVD shelf), "Haeckel's Tale" (John McNaughton) and "Sick Girl" (Lucky McKee).

Recently I got the second Blu-Ray of season one; it contains two familiar ones (Argento's "Jennifer" and John Landis' "Deer Woman") and only one that I had yet to see; this one, of course. Filmmaker Lucky McKee has only two directing credits prior to his contribution to MASTERS OF HORROR, but he did a very nice, classic kind of thing, with "Sick Girl"; and after this I'll try to watch his 2002 film MAY, by the way.

McKee's episode has a really strange tone thanks to its main character Ida (played by Angela Bettis). She's like the ultimate shy and weird young woman. And this is a love story, actually. It's the classic one in which we all are hoping that our main character can do it just fine when she, after a failed romance, goes out on a new first date - I must add that Ida isn't into guys, at all… so yes, "Sick Girl" has some of that irresistible-for-dudes lesbian material.

Much of the reason why I gave to this a very high rating is its ending. The whole trip is enjoyable but that final scene is the thing that really makes it pure and great horror.

*Watched it today


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