Sunday, 25 March 2012

DVD review: Sick Girl (2007)


"There is nothing wrong with hurting things smaller than you, oroviding you also take on things bigger than you." Young Izzi (Lesle Andrews) is a girl with issues. Her parents may be dead. Her older brother is fighting in Iraq and she´s raising her younger brother, Kevin (Charlie Trepany), all by herself. Things are tough but, with the help of her motorcycle-riding friend Barney (John McGarr), she deals with her situation the best she can. Unfortunately, Izzy isn´t exactly stable.. and her way of dealing with lifés problems includes finding people to torture and kill in the barn near the family home! When a trio of bullies picks on her brother Kevin at school, all hell breaks loose. The two that die are the lucky ones... Sick Girl is written and directed by Eben McGarr. Good acting and Leslie Andrews is very good. She really did seem nuts, her creepiness, her depravity.. It´s professionaly shot and edited but the audio is a little bit low once in awhile which can make it hard to hear the dialogue.
Watching the opening scene with the nun and the schoolgirls, wasn´t very impressed by it, I started wondering what kind of film Sick Girl was gonna be but it got better and better and better. There is plenty here for the gorehounds, the special fx are effective and it gets more and more intense as the film goes along. Sick Girl has some shocking moments, one particular scene completely blew me away and I´m convinced that the moral police or politically correct will have big problems with this film.
This review is based on the Region all DVD released by Synapse Films.
Rating: 7 out of 7. I absolutely loved Sick Girl. It´s sick, brutal and twisted and Leslie Andrews is phenomenal as Izzy. I found Sick Girl both disturbing and impressive so check it out today but it´s definitely not for the squeamish or faint of heart...


/JL


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