Masters of Horror is a 2000s television series with a different director for each of the thirteen episodes in the season, running about an hour long.
Directed by: Lucky McKee (May, The Woman, All Cheerleaders Die)
Evil Category: Branch Bugs
Score: three out of five gushing boil ears
This episode is one of the highest rated, but I have to say that I’m a little disappointed. With a title like Sick Girl, I was either expecting to see someone with a horrible flu strain or a demented serial killer girl. It’s actually about a entomologist who begins a relationship with a woman she sees drawing fairies outside of her work place. Her apartment is full of bugs in cages, but her landlord isn’t having it, and right after she gets yelled at about it, Dr. Bug loses a horrible, branchy-looking bug who puts its gross little pinchers inside of her girlfriends’ ear. This creates a disgusting bubbly ear-disease and eventually she is turned into an insect-person. I get that the story is about moving too quickly in a relationship and that it’s supposed to be more comedy than horror but that didn’t make it any better. And I have to say, that although the main actress was fantastic in May, she was so painfully awkward and goofy in this, it was hard to watch.