I’ve been longing to see this ever since I first heard about it seeing as I loved the previous Lucky McKee / Angela Bettis partnership May (where he directed and she starred; here those roles reversed) but I kind of feared disappointment, particularly in lining it up this Halloween to finally view – first because I love “May” so much that’s its practically impossible to top, and more importantly for the Halloween viewing, because I wasn’t all too sure of how much of a “horror” movie it really was.
Anyway, I needn’t have worried. Bettis seems perfectly at home behind the camera just as McKee delivers a strong performance in front, particularly in the closing reel. I didn’t fall in love with Roman as I did May, perhaps because his ‘malfunction’ doesn’t come over as particularly quirky or understandable. Where May really just seemed misunderstood and misunderstanding of her appreciation of beauty to me, Roman seems to just crack under physical lust and then get caught in a repetitive spiral. Maybe again we’re just talking those gender traits that everyone seems so agreed upon, [[shrugs]], I don’t know. One thing’s for sure, I really didn’t see the ending coming, and the truth in that last line, “I killed her,” really leaves you haunted just like May’s “See me!” They certainly make a terrific double bill. If only they could’ve just met one another, perhaps nobody would’ve had to die, lol.