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Film: Sick Girl
Say hello to Izzy. Then say goodbye.

"There's nothing wrong with hurting things smaller than you, providing you also take on things bigger than you. Cowards, lying in wait for weak prey. Bullies. You make me sick."

Sick Girl is a 2007 horror film, and a sample of a great many Horror Tropes. Plus some terrible acting. Plenty of Nightmare Fuel.

Izzy, the heroine, is a young woman of indeterminate age raising her 9-year-old brother, while her older brother has been away at war for the past four years, without one visit home, nor any confirmed contact with anyone but Izzy. The movie opens with Izzy boarding a public school bus (which is inexplicably driven and monitored by nuns) briefly before Christmas, though the entirety of the film takes place in rural desert. Two girls in the back giggle and laugh at Izzy, who is dirty and not wearing the uniform, while one takes off her panties and tosses them out the window for her boyfriend, who is driving along behind the bus, to find. Izzy knocks a nun down and pees on her, and is ejected from the bus. The boyfriend and his friend come across Izzy and stop a minute later. The obese friend exits the car, hoping to score with Izzy. Shit gets real. This is followed by an incomprehensible plot with lots of explicit gore and violence of every type.

Not in any way related to Ill Girl, or the Masters Of Horror episode.

This film provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Daylight Horror: The only horror scene set at night is Izzy smothering Rusty's girlfriend.
  • Dead All Along: A flashback at the end shows two Marines informing Izzy of Rusty's death, revealing she had been faking the letters and calls from him all this time.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Izzy asks Tommy if he's hungry while holding a bucket that Stephanie had just urinated in, then realizes the unintentional insinuation ("... Ew!")
  • Facial Horror: Tommy has his face partially eaten by a rat.
  • Fade to Black: Red.
  • Fat Idiot: Jugs.
  • Flashback: Izzy shooting up the bus and killing Trish, Rusty training Izzy, Rusty telling Izzy he is joining the Marines and her kissing him, Rusty's goodbye, and Izzy being notified of his death.
  • Force Feeding: Trish is forced to swallow gasoline, then is set on fire.
  • Forceful Kiss: Izzy, to Rusty.
  • Freak Out!: Izzy, the first one being when Kevin asks why Rusty never visits, like the relatives of other kids stationed overseas.
    "Daryll's dad's a faggot, so there's nothing else for him to do! Rusty is the greatest Marine that has ever lived, so fuck Daryll and his dad!"
  • Gang Of Bullies: Tommy, Rudy and Corey.
  • Gentle Giant: Barney.
  • Male Frontal Nudity: Proceeded by castration.
  • Man on Fire: Trish, offscreen.
  • Martial Pacifist: Barney teaches Kevin how to fight, but also tells him to never throw the first punch, and that while violence is sometimes neccessary, it should be used only when there are no other options.
  • Meganekko: There's one on the school bus.

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