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Sick Girl 

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.

Director:

Lucky McKee

Writers:

Mick Garris (creator), Sean Hood (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Mike McKee Mike McKee ... Professor Malcolm Wolf
Erin Brown ... Misty Falls
Angela Bettis ... Ida Teeter
Jesse Hlubik ... Max Grubb
Marcia Bennett ... Lana Beasley
Chandra Berg Chandra Berg ... The Ladybug
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Ida Teeter refers to her landlady's granddaughter as a ladybug, the common nickname for the ladybird beetle. While most would ignore this, it seems doubtful that an entomologist would. See more »

Quotes

Ida Teeter: It's bad enough she was saying those things about us, but Betty! Oh, geez, Betty. You were laughing
Misty Falls: So I was laughing. Big, flip, fucking deal, Ida. You are such a baby. I sat here all day, washing your dirty underwear, doing your dishes, and feeding your stupid fucking bugs, and you try to give me shit? That cunt down the hall is the one you should be mad at, not me, god damn it!
Ida Teeter: Misty, I'm just, I- I'm sorry.
Misty Falls: You ungrateful, whiney little bitch. I should rip your fucking eyes out for talking ...
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Features The Big, Weird Normal (2002) See more »

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Beware With the Brazilian Bug
9 June 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The lonely, shy and lesbian etymologist Ida Teeter (Angela Bettis) 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 (Jesse Hlubik), also her adviser 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 (Erin Brown), 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.

"Sick Girl" is one of the best episodes of "Master of Horror" show. Directed by Lucky McKee (of "May") and with Angela Bettis performing another weird and eccentric character, the story recalls the sci-fi / horror genre of the 50's or 60's with eerie monster and lots of black humor. I was surprised with the extensive filmography of the good and beautiful actress Erin Brown, who is completely unknown for me. I believe most of her movies have not been released in Brazil, and this is certainly the first film that I see her. Surprisingly there are bad reviews in IMDb of this episode. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Criatura Maligna" ("Evil Creature")


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