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All Horror October – May

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A lonely girl who works at an animal hospital tries desperately to connect with people.

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What a delightfully disturbing movie. May is just a troubled girl with an awful past who just wants a friend. It is as much a character study as it is a horror film. Angela Bettis gives a phonomenal performance as May, which was no small task. The emotional turmoil that the character goes through is overwhelming.

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There are some funny moments to help balance out the depressing tone of the film. Anna Faris does a great job of lightening the tone without delving into “Mr. Derp” territory. After seeing her only in the Scary Movie franchise, I was worried she would bring the film down. She didn’t. (when I first saw this I was only familiar with her from Scary Movie. She has since gone on to be a very solid actress)

The movie gets sick and incredibly twisted towards the end, but it all felt so genuine. I never questioned it.

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One Response to “All Horror October – May”

  • Cristiona:

    Oh, I remember this one. Very, very good, and really quite sad and touching, too.

    Poor May. 🙁

    Stupid WordPress, let me post!

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