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Home Sick


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Another iconic cult horror character for Bill Moseley March 11 2009
By C. Christopher Blackshere - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Bill Moseley is one righteous dude. You probably recognize him as Choptop from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, or the long gray-haired Otis B. Driftwood in Devils Rejects. Here he has another spectacularly creepy role as Mr. Suitcase...

"Does anbody know how to get to Hollywood?"

So asks the goofy, uninvited stranger at the house party. He looks like the cousin of George Mcfly and Lloyd Christmas. This man then opens his suitcase filled with razors and offers the leery crowd some group therapy.

"Give me the name of someone you hate," he eagerly instructs every person, and with each answer he cuts a nasty slit in his own wrist. Yep, he's straight-jacket crazy. Maybe this was an attempt to bond and feel another one's pain, but these morbid actions hardly helped anyone unite. It's some pretty gruelling stuff, self-mutilation with a smile.

Well, Mr. Suitcase soon leaves, and some eerie coincidences start occurring. All the people that were mentioned during the hate game start turning up dead. Bosses, ex-boyfriends, etc....it wouldn't be too bad of a deal except someone sarcastically shouted out that they hated everyone in the room. Ahhh(shoot), be careful what you wish for.

This is a bloody beautiful low-budget affair. It does have horrid acting and some gaping plot holes, but this is offset by some gruesome murders, unsettling predicaments, and just plain sick developments. Some of the murders made me think poor man's Argento, because they really are surprisingly well orchestrated and realistic looking. However, this flick could have been much better if Moseley would have had more than his brief cameo.

Still, a much better-than-expected slasher, sure to appease you sick and twisted(folks).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bill Moseley is fantastic April 25 2009
By A. Pierre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Moseley was a joy to watch. He literally stole the film and it was disturbing and wonderful at the same time. The rest of the film was good and followed a good pace. I'd recommend this film to any horror fan because it was not as bad as other independent horror films out there.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Surprisingly fun little movie. Feb. 7 2009
By Robert Beveridge - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Home Sick (Adam Wingard, 2007)

Of all the movies (the many, many movies, as seems to happen every January) I have seen so far this month, the only really pleasant surprise of the bunch to this point has been Home Sick, a twisted little Adam Wingard thriller best known for featuring both Walter Moseley (of Rob Zombie's Firefly movies) and Tom Towles (who played opposite Michael Rooker in the immortal Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer). There is, however, much more to recommend it than its cult-flick starpower.

The story kicks off when a strange man (Moseley) carrying a suitcase full of razor blades randomly shows up at a party and starts asking the guests--in a rather forceful manner--whom they would choose to kill, had they a choice. Each guest names someone, or so we presume, as we don't see the whole ritual. (Yes, this becomes important.) After each name is named, Mr. Suitcase, as he's known in the credits, uses one of the razorblades to gash his own arm. Now, this is all well and good, and everyone's kind of weirded out. Things really get crazy the next day, when the people named during the party start turning up dead. But when the guests find out who one of them named during the part we didn't see, they head for the protective arms of Uncle Johnny (Towles), a chili-loving survivalist.

As with many films of this type, Home Sick gets a great deal of its charm from its out-and-out weirdness. It's sick, it's funny, and most importantly it never takes itself too seriously. Every time you think Wingard and writer E. L. Katz have gone as far as they can go in the weirdness department, they ratchet it up one more notch. The script is witty, and if the actors overplay it once in a while, that's more than forgivable given how far under the radar this movie ended up. You probably missed this one when it originally hit the video store shelves; reconsider and give this a shot. Quite a fun little piece. *** ½
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Awesome low-budget movie Oct. 16 2008
By M. Biviano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I am not part of the production company, you can check my other reveiws. The story is original and the gore is awesome! This is not for the squemish! It is one of those low-budget gems that come around once in a bluee moon, so if you come across it, pick it up! And Bill Moseley (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devils Rejects) is in it so you can't go wrong there!!
Blood And Chunks... April 30 2009
By Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
A guy and gal attend the worst, most boring party ever. Luckily, the suitcase man (Bill Mosely) appears just in time to spice up the lackluster festivities! He performs a bizarre blood ritual that has horrific repercussions for everyone involved. A mysterious, masked murderer / demon is unleashed to fulfill the homicidal wishes of our heroes. Let the bloodgates burst forth! Tiffany Shepis (Delta Delta Die!, The Hazing, Abominable) lights up the screen as usual, even when vomiting on her dead mum's corpse! My only complaint is that Ms. Shepis isn't in the movie long enough. Tom Towles is both menacing and hilarious as Pops, the psychotic survivalist of the film's gooshy finalé. HOME SICK should definitely tickle the fancy of every gorehünt out there. I enjoyed the story and low-low budgetness of it all, even if Tiffany wasn't in every scene...


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