Sick Girl Reviews

  • Nov 21, 2017

    Very twisted movie. 10/10 would watch again.

    Very twisted movie. 10/10 would watch again.

  • Apr 14, 2015

    There's a good movie in here somewhere. Or at the very least an interesting one. It's micro budget and amateurish acting and directing ultimately are its undoing, but there are moments (Izzy lecturing her brother's bullies, pontificating about the nature of good and evil to her hostages, the car ride on Christmas night) that suggests the person responsible for this had something important to say, but not enough money to say it. You'll probably skip right over this one without a second thought because it looks like someone's home movies with a ten cent production polish. But of all the multitude of low budget horror films that come from every which way every year, none that were so close to the bottom of the totem pole had an effect on me the way this one did. It made me feel something: fear, sadness, SOMETHING. That's more than I can say for whatever volume of Halloween they're on currently.

    There's a good movie in here somewhere. Or at the very least an interesting one. It's micro budget and amateurish acting and directing ultimately are its undoing, but there are moments (Izzy lecturing her brother's bullies, pontificating about the nature of good and evil to her hostages, the car ride on Christmas night) that suggests the person responsible for this had something important to say, but not enough money to say it. You'll probably skip right over this one without a second thought because it looks like someone's home movies with a ten cent production polish. But of all the multitude of low budget horror films that come from every which way every year, none that were so close to the bottom of the totem pole had an effect on me the way this one did. It made me feel something: fear, sadness, SOMETHING. That's more than I can say for whatever volume of Halloween they're on currently.

  • Jun 11, 2013

    The makers of this film have a great idea for a storyline with moments of gore and scenes that some might find disturbing but the film suffers from poor acting, a low budget and a story that is not quite executed like it could've been.

    The makers of this film have a great idea for a storyline with moments of gore and scenes that some might find disturbing but the film suffers from poor acting, a low budget and a story that is not quite executed like it could've been.

  • May 05, 2013

    A solid movie and I'm pretty sure that most fans of low-budget 'shockers' will be entertained.....it's probably too 'rough' for the casual horror-viewer...

    A solid movie and I'm pretty sure that most fans of low-budget 'shockers' will be entertained.....it's probably too 'rough' for the casual horror-viewer...

  • Oct 17, 2011

    this girl is psychotic but to be honest it wasnt a very good movie but there is a scene in this movie that is nuts

    this girl is psychotic but to be honest it wasnt a very good movie but there is a scene in this movie that is nuts

  • Sep 04, 2011

    Sick girl is an American independent film written, directed, and produced by Eben McGarr. It stars the wonderful Leslie Andrews and the terrible John McGarr (who also helped in the production). This film is ripe with noticeable dichotomies such as the talent gap between lead actors. First of all the style of this film is just fantastic. It hits you right with the opening title, BAM, you're watching Sick Girl! The film easily and instantly sucks you in. Leslie Andrews, who plays Izzy, gives a fantastic performance and from the start it is hard to take your eyes off her. Andrews gets so deep into her character that you can literally see the craziness twinkling in her eyes, hear the depravity in her voice. This is contrasted by John McGarr's character Barney. He is, physically, such a large and imposing figure in this film, seen first wearing a black biker jacket in a very green setting, and his presence in any scene is palpable. He is a great terrible actor. He captures any scene he is in, can't act for dick, and somehow he works. His bad acting makes him accessible, imparts upon him that sense that he is a giant teddy bear of a man. Every time he speaks though I felt like I was watching a made-for-TV-movie. There are a few particular child actors who do such a terrible job though that scenes in the film suffer from it. At first I thought the violence was underdone as a nod to style, but by the end of the film I realized it was more than likely the poor actors who made the violence in earlier scenes stand out as unbelievable and rushed. And while Leslie Andrews in these scenes can make your skin crawl, the children don't even look like they know they're acting in a film. It draws attention to itself, but luckily most of these scenes are in the first half of the film. The ending is where the magic of this film really comes out. The climax is so powerful and well done that it validates earlier issues of acting and special effects. One's appreciation is definitely enhanced after seeing the ending. A very well told story and one I'm glad I didn't miss.

    Sick girl is an American independent film written, directed, and produced by Eben McGarr. It stars the wonderful Leslie Andrews and the terrible John McGarr (who also helped in the production). This film is ripe with noticeable dichotomies such as the talent gap between lead actors. First of all the style of this film is just fantastic. It hits you right with the opening title, BAM, you're watching Sick Girl! The film easily and instantly sucks you in. Leslie Andrews, who plays Izzy, gives a fantastic performance and from the start it is hard to take your eyes off her. Andrews gets so deep into her character that you can literally see the craziness twinkling in her eyes, hear the depravity in her voice. This is contrasted by John McGarr's character Barney. He is, physically, such a large and imposing figure in this film, seen first wearing a black biker jacket in a very green setting, and his presence in any scene is palpable. He is a great terrible actor. He captures any scene he is in, can't act for dick, and somehow he works. His bad acting makes him accessible, imparts upon him that sense that he is a giant teddy bear of a man. Every time he speaks though I felt like I was watching a made-for-TV-movie. There are a few particular child actors who do such a terrible job though that scenes in the film suffer from it. At first I thought the violence was underdone as a nod to style, but by the end of the film I realized it was more than likely the poor actors who made the violence in earlier scenes stand out as unbelievable and rushed. And while Leslie Andrews in these scenes can make your skin crawl, the children don't even look like they know they're acting in a film. It draws attention to itself, but luckily most of these scenes are in the first half of the film. The ending is where the magic of this film really comes out. The climax is so powerful and well done that it validates earlier issues of acting and special effects. One's appreciation is definitely enhanced after seeing the ending. A very well told story and one I'm glad I didn't miss.

  • Jul 24, 2011

    No too shabby for a low budget horror flick but it certainly was repulsive yet genuine. The ending will certainly shock you!

    No too shabby for a low budget horror flick but it certainly was repulsive yet genuine. The ending will certainly shock you!

  • Jun 24, 2011

    She was sick,no doubt in that,nice one...

    She was sick,no doubt in that,nice one...

  • Mar 21, 2011

    A middle school video project

    A middle school video project

  • Feb 19, 2011

    The title pretty much sums it up...

    The title pretty much sums it up...