Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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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.


Lucky McKee


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

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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


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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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Ida Teeter is listed as being an etymologist- one who studies languages- while she is actually an entomologist- one who studies insects. See more »


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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A Black Comedy More Than Horror, But in A Good Way
11 October 2007 | by Witchfinder-General-666See all my reviews

Being a fan of the "Masters Of Horror" series, I was quite curious to see this 10th episode of the first season, Lucky Mc Kee's "Sick Girl" starring Angela Bettis, the star of McKee's 2002 film "May". "Sick Girl" is not quite a typical MoH episode, as it could best be described as a very black comedy with a fair amount of creepiness and a twisted sense of humor.

Ida Teeter (Angela Bettis), a lesbian etymologist, is a shy person who is desperately looking for a companion as her romances usually end quickly due to her obsession with her beloved insects. Shortly after she is sent a mysterious Brazilian bug by mail, Ida's luck changes, when she meets Misty (Erin Brown), a peculiar but lovable and beautiful young woman...

"Sick Girl" is quite different to any of the other MoH episodes I've seen (nearly all). This is a quite unique and bizarre little black comedy with a weird sense of humor and two great leading performances. Angela Bettis is excellent as Ida, and so is Erin Brown (aka. Misty Mundae, star of a vast number of softcore erotica and B-movie horror flicks). These two ladies fit perfectly in their roles and make this black horror comedy very lovable in many aspects. "Sick Girl" is generally highly entertaining, my only regret is that this clever episode lacks the suspense of may of the other episodes. This is highly amusing and, due to the two young ladies in the lead even heart-warming at times, and there is no doubt that it has a lot of wit and originality, but I personally missed the Horror.

Over all, however, this may not be one of the episodes that are going to give you the creeps, but it is nevertheless highly entertaining, witty, greatly acted and quite original. MoH fans should not miss this one. Recommended!

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