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Masters of Horror: Lucky McKee - Sick Girl (2006)

Mike McKee , Erin Brown , Lucky McKee  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Mike McKee, Erin Brown, Angela Bettis, Jesse Hlubik, Marcia Bennett
  • Directors: Lucky McKee
  • Writers: Lucky McKee, Mick Garris, Sean Hood
  • Producers: Adam Goldworm, Andrew Deane, Ben Browning, Bo Altherr
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F3UACU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,595 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Masters of Horror: Lucky McKee - Sick Girl" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary by director Lucky McKee, composer Jaye Barnes Luckett and actors Angela Bettis and Jesse Hlubik
  • "Blood, Bugs and Romance – An Interview with Lucky McKee" featurette
  • "Working With A Master: Lucky McKee" featurette
  • "Behind The Scenes: The Making of Sick Girl" featurette
  • On Set: An Interview with Angela Bettis
  • On Set: An Interview with Erin Brown
  • On Set: An Interview with Brad MacDonald
  • Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • Lucky McKee Bio
  • Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
  • Screensaver (DVD-ROM)

Editorial Reviews

Angela Bettis (MAY,TOOLBOX MURDERS) stars as a shy entomologist whose drab life is changed by the simultaneous arrival of a large,mysterious bug and a torrid affair with a sexy young woman (Erin Brown, aka erotic scream queen Misty Mundae). But when the bizarre insect chooses a shocking place to secretly feed, Sapphic ecstasy turns to infection,mutation and murder. Will these lesbian lovers let a venomous threesome tear them apart, or is the most horrific metamorphosis of all yet to come? Co-written and directed by Lucky McKee, this babes ‘n’ bugs shocker features extreme monster mayhem by KNB EFX (LAND OF THE DEAD, HOSTEL) in one of the most unique films of the series Fangoria calls "A smashing success…one the best anthology fright shows ever!

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Day The Insect Stole My Lesbian November 17, 2006
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The Masters of Horror Series has a tendency to over-emphasize the "Master" part. While Lucky McKee may be well on his way to entering that hall, he is by no means a master. But at the very least, he does direct horror movies. (When did half these guys become "Masters of Horror"? Was I Sleeping?)
Anyway I loved his first movie "May" but never saw his second one "The Woods" So I went into this flick with almost no expectations what-so-ever. And what I got was a lesbian love story with a 6-legged twist. The best way I can descibe it is if "David Cronenberg" directed an episode of "Tales from the Crypt".
There's relatively no blood in this film. (Something I generally need in a horror movie) And yet suprisingly I wasn't disappointed. The acting was pretty convincing. (Which I think was a good distraction from the lack of gore.) Misty Mundae played the childish, fast-talking, artist Misty, and Angela Bettis seemed at home as the "stiff as a stiff" entimologist Ida Teeter. They did such a good job with their roles, they actually forced me to like the characters. Even the supporting cast was enjoyable.
The plot was straight foward. Lesbian gets a bug in the mail; Lesbian falls in love; Bug bites Lesbians Lover; Lover becomes impregnated with bugs love children and as a result completely flips out of her brain cell.
All in all, it was a quick story, with good pacing, a few gross out scenes to drive it along, believable acting, hokey yet enjoyable special effects, (I don't know if I mentioned naked lesbians, or not), a hilarious scene in a chinese restaurant, all ultimately leading to its metamorphic ending, which will disappoint some but please most.
1 Star for the pace
1 for the characters (What can I say?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great commentary on gay rights January 17, 2013
* Spoilers *

Ida Teeter is an entomologist who loves her job, but finds it hard to find a girlfriend that accepts it. Being shy and kind of awkward doesn't help either. All of this changes when her co-worker points out a beautiful girl who sketches in their office lobby every day. Ida is dubious, but eventually learns that her name is Misty Falls and awkwardly asks her out a couple days later. Their relationship steadily progresses and they move in together. Before they met, a large, strange bug was sent to Ida by an anonymous source. It escapes, nests in her pillow, and bites her girlfriend. Misty starts to act strangely, but she dismisses it as sickness. Bad idea.

Lucky McKee's Sick Girl was featured as an episode in the Masters of Horror TV series. Despite its short runtime, it proved to be an excellent film. Angela Bettis and Erin Brown were perfect as Ida and Misty. Their chemistry was slightly awkward, but sweet and romantic all the same. I found Ida's old fashioned style and deliberate way of speaking, as well as Misty's frenetic energy, endearing. These characters were unique and surprisingly well fleshed out for the short time allotted to setting up their relationship and their personalities. Their relationship and their sexuality were never used solely to titillate the male audience (as is true with many horror films), but as a normal, heart-warming love story with a deeper meaning than just putting nudity on the screen.

I believe this film is about the demonization of the homosexual lifestyle by the majority of our society. Each person in the film that interact with Ida and Misty are representative of an aspect of society and their typical opinions about homosexuality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lucky McKee rocks, as always. August 6, 2010
Masters of Horror: Sick Girl (Lucky McKee, 2006)

I've been a fan of the Masters of Horror series for a while, but one of those I've never been able to track down until now is the one I always figured would be my favorite, Sick Girl. Lucky McKee is one of those artists who makes far too few pictures (in fact, if you consider Sick Girl a short--it weighs in at exactly sixty minutes--McKee has directed only three features, and co-directed a fourth, since he burst on the scene in 2001), and since everything he releases is a gem, that can be frustrating. Put McKee and Angela Bettis together and every time, at least so far, the result has been magic. Really, there was no way to go wrong with this. Then I popped it in, once I'd finally gotten my hands on a copy, and I see the name "Erin Brown" go by. And I start thinking, "why does that name sound so familiar?" And it just wouldn't come to me. Then, a few minutes later, I see one of the most downright beautiful women in all of film, and it's as if someone had wheeled in a huge cake and strippers had jumped out of it, right in my living room: LUCKY MCKEE IS DIRECTING MISTY MUNDAE! (Erin Brown is Mundae's real name.) Misty Mundae, the most beautiful softcore star on the planet! Honestly, I can't even begin to imagine a better definition of "all's right with the world" than that.

Plot: Ida (Bettis, who teamed up with McKee in May), an attractive but socially awkward entomologist, has just had her most recent girlfriend break up with her because she was "really creeped out" by Ivy's menagerie of pet insects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For Angela Bettis fans, especially.
I'm an unabashed Angela Bettis fan. She is certainly one of the great underrated actresses out there. This movie premiered on cable January 13, 2006. Read more
Published 10 months ago by D. Barber
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine Horror Comedy
Sick Girl is arguably one of the best episodes from the Master of Horror series, sold separately as a single movie by Amazon, with a well-acted drama revolving around a lesbian... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Hwang
4.0 out of 5 stars MoH: Sick Girl
Super grossed out by bugs even more. I wasn't too sure about this one but since im a huge fan of MoH, I had to get this one too. Suprise ending made me laugh.
Published on March 21, 2012 by Jenny
4.0 out of 5 stars A really good little horror film
I have not seen all of the series but I was disappointed with the ones I did of the Masters of Horror. That being said Lucky McKee in my humble opinion is not a Master of Horror. Read more
Published on October 22, 2010 by Rockstrongo
3.0 out of 5 stars Sick Girl is Sick, Twisted, Entertaining but Not Scary
Although this entry in the "Masters of Horror" series is very light on chills, it followed the formula of other installments from Season 1- Deer Woman, Pick Me Up, Haeckel's Tale,... Read more
Published on November 11, 2009 by E. Valero
5.0 out of 5 stars Let The Bedbug Bite...
Angela Bettis (May, Toolbox Murders, The Circle) teams up w/ Erin "Misty Mundae" Brown (Shock-O-Rama, Bite Me! Read more
Published on July 31, 2009 by Bindy Sue Frřnkünschtein
3.0 out of 5 stars "Slap me Some Skin Honey Bee"....
For the record, I had also seen Lucky McKee's directorial debut, MAY and thought it was a wonderful movie! A strangely perfect mix of horror, romance and drama. Read more
Published on October 30, 2008 by Jenny J.J.I.
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite in the Masters of Horror series.
Others may have their favourites, but this one is mine! It has no boring elements in it anywhere, Angela Bettis is superb as the quirky entemologist, even better than her... Read more
Published on May 27, 2008 by Music Lover.
1.0 out of 5 stars Bugged
It's a common flaw for the MOH series: you're tossed an idea that wouldn't make for a bad little horror story, but the execution is ruinous and the tension is deflated by a running... Read more
Published on October 28, 2007 by Mark Eremite
5.0 out of 5 stars weird and wonderful ride
Really enjoyed this somewhat bent tale. Effects were great, acting superb (loved angela's character) and a very amusing ending. Read more
Published on October 11, 2007 by Gore-Hound
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