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Old 01-06-23, 11:29 AM
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Sick (2023, W: Kevin Williamson, D: John Hyams)

Sick is streaming January 13th on Peacock: https://pck.tv/3VrSPAh

Synopsis: As the pandemic steadily brings the world to a halt, Parker and her best friend Miri decide to quarantine at the family lake house aloneóor so they think. Directed by John Hyams (Alone), written by Kevin Williamson (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer) and Katelyn Crabb, SICK stars Gideon Adlon (Blockers, The Craft: Legacy), Bethlehem Million (And Just Like That), Marc Menchaca (The Outsider, Ozark) and Jane Adams (Twin Peaks, Poltergeist, Hacks).
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Saw this at TIFF last year. No classic, but a good time-killer, especially if it's on streaming, and a pretty clever twist. Also fairly serious 'Hard-R' territory in terms of violence. Of all the lockdown movies out there now, it truly deserves the label 'COVID-sploitation'. Williamson's political take on the villain kinda rubbed me the wrong way, but I have to give the filmmakers credit for going in the direction they did, as it wouldn't have been out of place at various points early the pandemic. Trying not to give too much away here.

I was actually surprised to see this was shot in Utah. The big house just has that weird-ugly architecture you'd think would pass for "lavish" in a country like Romania or wherever Hyams has shot previous movies. Of course, kinda makes sense they wouldn't have been over there in a pandemic.

TIFF Q&A, if anyone is interested (with apologies for the usual poor camerawork, and a warning that Bethlehem Million tends to, like, ramble, like, a bit):

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do you have a mask? I canít let you in, itís not safe.

are you kidding me lady?

Covid sploitation is a good way to refer to this. Movies and TV have pretty much gone away from even mentioning the pandemic now.

It does look low budget from that footage. But I guess it could be fun and I have Peacock anyway.
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Re: Sick (2023, W: Kevin Williamson, D: John Hyams)

Reviews from the festival screenings (and some newer ones): https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sick_2022
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do you have a mask? I canít let you in, itís not safe.

are you kidding me lady?
She's an amusing character . . .
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A very of the times spin on things. Tons of hypocrisy. I dug it.
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Re: Sick (2023, W: Kevin Williamson, D: John Hyams)

Lots of sigh inducing moments in this one. Way too much of a price to pay for something that is equally implausible.
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Re: Sick (2023, W: Kevin Williamson, D: John Hyams)

This was a fun teen slasher. If you like Scream and IKWYDLS, then you'll probably enjoy this.
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Re: Sick (2023, W: Kevin Williamson, D: John Hyams)

This was a pretty fun slasher. Small cast, but some pretty vicious kills. You definitely feel Williamson’s writing.

And there is a twist and I had to chuckle how it tied into the events of 2020.

Yeah if you’re a fan of Williamson’s previous horror works, this is worth checking out if you have Peacock.

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