Today I am going to be reviewing a relatively new Australian horror movie titled: Sissy. As mentioned previously, I really want to make better use of my Shudder subscription, so I have decided to watch/review one film per month from the aforementioned spooky streaming service. The story follows high school best friends, who run into each other after a decade. Hoping to reconnect, Emma invites Cecilia to her hen’s weekend away. Stuck in a remote cabin with her high school bully, Cecilia quickly develops a taste for revenge. Without further ado, let’s get into my honest thoughts!
I am so happy that this horror movie was filmed in Australia. It was truly excellent. I wasn’t expecting it to go in the direction it did, but I’m so glad it went there. As somebody who was bullied in school, I got some second-hand satisfaction watching certain people get their just desserts. I also loved how gory it was. They did not hold back with the gruesome details. It perfectly depicted how a person can snap, blinding them with rage and clouding the actions that follow. The film also kept it modern, by introducing the online influencer aspect and how what we see on a screen isn’t always translated in real life.
WHAT DIDN’T WORK:
My biggest gripe was with the acting. It was very cheesy and felt scripted in parts. I also thought the score didn’t suit certain scenes. Other than that, it was a solid horror film!
OVERALL STAR RATING:
I gave it 4/5 stars. I highly recommend this gory, revenge-fuelled flick!
Thank you so much for reading! Have you seen Sissy? What did you think of it? I’ll be back to review another Shudder feature next month!
Peace & Love xoxo