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With a briefcase full of razorblades, he crashes a homecoming get-together for Claire (Lindley Evans) and forces the partygoers to identify people they hate. Soon, a black-hooded supernatural killer is loose killing each person identified by the teens and the terrified friends realize they may also be viciously murdered because Tim (Matt Lero) awkwardly joked that he hated everyone at the party, too! As the corpses pile up and the body parts fly, the kids enlist the help of a crazed chili loving militia man who can give them the weapons they need to stay alive! Also co-stars Cult mega-babe Tiffany Shepis
- Audio Commentary by Director Adam WIngard & Writer E.L. Katz
- Deleted Opening Sequence
- Making Of Featurette Starring Director Adam Wingard
- Original Short Films from E.L. Katz & Adam Wingard
- Bill Moseley Interview
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"Does anbody know how to get to Hollywood?"
So asks the goofy, uninvited stranger at the house party. He looks like the cousin of George Mcfly and Lloyd Christmas. This man then opens his suitcase filled with razors and offers the leery crowd some group therapy.
"Give me the name of someone you hate," he eagerly instructs every person, and with each answer he cuts a nasty slit in his own wrist. Yep, he's straight-jacket crazy. Maybe this was an attempt to bond and feel another one's pain, but these morbid actions hardly helped anyone unite. It's some pretty gruelling stuff, self-mutilation with a smile.
Well, Mr. Suitcase soon leaves, and some eerie coincidences start occurring. All the people that were mentioned during the hate game start turning up dead. Bosses, ex-boyfriends, etc....it wouldn't be too bad of a deal except someone sarcastically shouted out that they hated everyone in the room. Ahhh(shoot), be careful what you wish for.
This is a bloody beautiful low-budget affair. It does have horrid acting and some gaping plot holes, but this is offset by some gruesome murders, unsettling predicaments, and just plain sick developments. Some of the murders made me think poor man's Argento, because they really are surprisingly well orchestrated and realistic looking. However, this flick could have been much better if Moseley would have had more than his brief cameo.
Still, a much better-than-expected slasher, sure to appease you sick and twisted(folks).
Of all the movies (the many, many movies, as seems to happen every January) I have seen so far this month, the only really pleasant surprise of the bunch to this point has been Home Sick, a twisted little Adam Wingard thriller best known for featuring both Walter Moseley (of Rob Zombie's Firefly movies) and Tom Towles (who played opposite Michael Rooker in the immortal Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer). There is, however, much more to recommend it than its cult-flick starpower.
The story kicks off when a strange man (Moseley) carrying a suitcase full of razor blades randomly shows up at a party and starts asking the guests--in a rather forceful manner--whom they would choose to kill, had they a choice. Each guest names someone, or so we presume, as we don't see the whole ritual. (Yes, this becomes important.) After each name is named, Mr. Suitcase, as he's known in the credits, uses one of the razorblades to gash his own arm. Now, this is all well and good, and everyone's kind of weirded out. Things really get crazy the next day, when the people named during the party start turning up dead. But when the guests find out who one of them named during the part we didn't see, they head for the protective arms of Uncle Johnny (Towles), a chili-loving survivalist.
As with many films of this type, Home Sick gets a great deal of its charm from its out-and-out weirdness. It's sick, it's funny, and most importantly it never takes itself too seriously. Every time you think Wingard and writer E. L. Katz have gone as far as they can go in the weirdness department, they ratchet it up one more notch. The script is witty, and if the actors overplay it once in a while, that's more than forgivable given how far under the radar this movie ended up. You probably missed this one when it originally hit the video store shelves; reconsider and give this a shot. Quite a fun little piece. *** ½
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This movie is not weird gory or cool. It just seems like some dorks with money made some crap movie with lots of things that uncool people would think it would be cool to say. Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by VeryFineCrapVideos
Dont Believe anybody else's reviews of this film! I dont even know where to begin when listing all the things wrong with this film!! Read morePublished on February 19, 2011 by Debbie Wheaton
this movie was ok . its weird and crazy at the same time .Published on March 25, 2009 by Scott Samoyedny