Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
USA, 2002. 2 Loop Films, A Loopy Production LLC. Screenplay by Lucky McKee. Cinematography by Steve Yedlin. Produced by Marius Balchunas, Scott Sturgeon. Music by Jammes Luckett. Production Design by Leslie Keel. Costume Design by Mariano Diaz, Marcelo Pequeno. Film Editing by Debra Goldfield, Rian Johnson, Chris Sivertson.
You think you can handle anything until you’ve seen this unforgettable chiller starring an excellent Angela Bettis in a disturbing performance. She plays a shy and lonely girl whose mother made her psychotically ashamed of her cast eye from the time she was a child and now hides under thick glasses to correct the problem. When she meets handsome Jeremy Sisto, the two spark up a relationship that ends when he finds her clingy ways far too annoying. She, on the other hand, thinks he’s divine and especially likes his hands. Then she meets Anna Faris and admires for her beautiful neck, another girl for her torso, another boy for his head and well…let’s just say it’s one of the more original ways to make a new friend. Part horror movie and part psychological drama, you’ll think you’ve had enough until one last violent act provides for one of the most shocking images you’ve ever seen in your life. Nothing will prepare you for this movie, so sensitive viewers beware, while those who can get past the gruesome elements are ready for a rich character study told with skill and bravery. Nothing exploitative here, and Bettis’s terrific performance is partly the reason for that.