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SheChotic is a 2018 American horror film.

Maxine Richards is a woman haunted. You see, her stepfather sexually abused her, and her brother murdered him. However, she developed a Split Personality in the process. Said personality laid dormant, until Maxine is cheated on by her boyfriend. The personality awakens, and manipulates and murders her way to revenge.

This film contains examples of:

  • Amateur Sleuth: Lana's father, a former policeman, investigates Lance's disappearance on his own out of fear that his daughter will be a suspect.
  • The Baby Trap: Maxine lies about being pregnant to stop Lance's adultery. When that doesn't work and her alter ego takes over, she rapes him to make the pregnancy actually happen.
  • Big Bad: Maxine's unnamed alter ego, who will destroy anybody who crosses her.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Maxine's Split Personality is a vengeful murderer and kidnapper. She rapes Lance and seduces both Ray and Lana.
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  • Dirty Cop: It's revealed that Lana's dad was involved in some cover-ups when he was on the force, and he calls in a favour from those days when he thinks his daughter is responsible for Lance's disappearance.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Maxine's alter ego acknowledges that the revenge ehe'll take on Maxine's cheating boyfriend will be "what he has coming, and then some."
  • Downer Ending: Maxine's Split Personality kills Lance, and due to other machinations, the case is buried with nobody the wiser. Maxine herself confesses to killing her stepfather to get her brother released, and is committed to a psychiatric institution. Meanwhile, her half-sister by her mother's rapist is on another vengeance quest, and it's heavily implied that she kills said brother.
  • The End... Or Is It?: After Maxine's alter ego vanishes and she confesses to the crimes, it's revealed that her half-sister is starting a different scheme, against her this time.
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  • Fan Disservice: The first bit of nudity in the film is during a rape scene.
  • Good Adultery, Bad Adultery: Lance is cheating on Maxine with Lana, a friend of a friend. He's portrayed as a Jerkass over it, but the alter ego puts him through so much hell that he's still a little sympathetic. Lana is also sympathetic, as she's the first one who notices that Lance has vanished without a trace.
  • Have You Told Anyone Else?: This is the first question the alter ego asks when Maxine's best friend reveals she slept with her boyfriend too, right before killing her.
  • Karma Houdini: Nothing happens to the man who raped Maxine's mother. He's never even seen.
  • Missing Mom: Lana's mother is nowhere to be seen. Her father even explicitly states that he's not in a relationship.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Maxine spends all of the film either in underwear, in tight clothing or full-on naked.
  • Portmantitle: "She"+"Psychotic"
  • Rape and Revenge: Maxine's brother killed their stepfather for raping her in the backstory. It's revealed near the end that Maxine's alter ego is the true killer, and her brother took the fall.
  • Split Personality: Maxine has one stemming from sexual abuse by her stepfather. Her taking the front guarantees that somebody will die.
  • Surprise Incest: Maxine's brother, right after he's released from prison, is seduced by the half-sister he knows nothing about as part of her vengeance quest.