While director Lucky McKee’s THE WOODS is (presumably) readied for its September 16 release from Screen Gems, the creator of MAY gave FANGORIA the scoop on his MASTERS OF HORROR entry, SICK GIRL. Scripted by Sean (HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION) Hood, SICK GIRL will star TOOLBOX MURDERS’ Angela Bettis and SHADOW: DEAD RIOT’s Erin Brown. Fans may recognize Brown from her other professional persona, Misty Mundae, the tireless actress from a string of naughty E.I. Cinema flicks and who also appears in the McKee production THE LOST. Shooting on SICK GIRL will take place in Vancouver September 14-27.
“It’s gonna be awesome,” McKee says of SICK GIRL, episode 10 of MASTERS OF HORROR. “The script is getting better than ever as we sit here working on it. The producers sent me three scripts, and I liked this one the best. Though the Clive Barker one [HAECKEL’S TALE, once slated for Roger Corman] was pretty cool too.”
The plot of SICK GIRL? It’s a doozy. “It’s a romantic-comedy version of THE FLY,” McKee says. “It’s a lesbian love story about two girls [Bettis and Brown] and the bug that gets between them. KNB showed me their creature designs, and they look great. People are going to be surprised by SICK GIRL.”
Besides MASTERS OF HORROR and the impending release of THE WOODS (shot nearly three years ago), McKee’s plate remains full. He’s preparing THE LOST (based on the Jack Ketchum novel and directed by MAY editor Chris Sivertson) for its big Sitges debut in Spain in October, while his maniac movie ROMAN (in which he plays the title role) begins a slow postproduction. “ROMAN, which Angela Bettis directed, will be a real cool companion piece to MAY,” McKee says. “In the meantime, I’m really proud of THE WOODS. It’s better than a lot of the other horror films that have come out this year, and I want the fans to finally have the opportunity to see it.” See FANGORIA #247 (out next month) for articles on both THE WOODS and MASTERS OF HORROR.