Reviews for Sissy ( ) 1080p

IMDB: 6.7 / 10


Sissy is one of those products made on auto-pilot - terrible and troubled characters, all designed more or less after the same recipe you get these days in almost every movie served. The level on the horror-o-meter is also very low - only a mainstream audience can call Sissy a horror movie, the elements of comedy are also rather numb, bad, predictable. The cast fits more or less well in this below average piece and can't save the day by an outstanding performance or charisma. Anyway, I survived watching this one and will put for this chore a (imaginative) medal of honor and bravery on my vest. Last note: I admit that maybe a younger audience, raised and used to the bad quality of mass movie making in the last decade, will enjoy this one more than I did.

The Filmmakers Have No Idea How Good This Could Have Been

Certain concepts just don't lend themselves well to a slasher film styled premise, and I really wish someone smart would tackle the cultural rift our society is experiencing today. Ultimately, there's a lot going on in the buildup of this film, i.e. The first half, which was good enough that it at least was able to take a large part of the zeitgeist of our society as it is today in 2022, now just 2023, and lay it all out on the table for you.

The filmmakers decided to focus heavily on the social media aspect. All I can say is I'm so bored of this angle, which by now has been done to death, and more to the point, my personal opinion: I actually don't agree that social media and the internet, in and of themselves, are an unhealthy medium for the human mind. That's such an over-simplified diagnosis. I don't think people are any more disconnected per se, than they were in the days before the internet, and I don't think people are any more fake. The middle aged single man who was bitterly alone with no one to talk to amidst the everyday city bustle, was a common trope in the pre-internet era. Then after a couple decades of a free internet, came mass centralization. People are more monitored, more regulated, and less free. As a result, today people live within ideological cells. That's what's eating people alive from the inside out. To people who rely on these specific platforms, the online context creates an exponentially negative effect, both on the ADULTS being coddled, and on the ADULTS being shut out of the exchange.

Sissy, the main protagonist, is a video blogger, so the question is, how much of the social media aspect is truly relevant to her eventual meltdown? At the crux of it, this is a film about bullying. The problem is, bullying is not something you can protect people from, because it's very subjective. If you are overly-protected from something, you will feel attacked, victimized, and a sensory overload when you are exposed to it. That will often feel like bullying if you're not used to it. If you are used to it, it won't. The thing is, if you can't handle negative criticism online, then you don't deserve positive reinforcement, because the positive reinforcement is no longer real when the people who criticize you or dislike you are being blocked from your line of sight as if they don't exist... but they do exist... Certain places online these days create a really fake environment that sets people up for some very unrealistic expectations; i.e. Safe spaces, which make people ultimately unable to deal with adversity. Sissy found her safe space online, but it didn't help her in the real world. If the film makers are trying to communicate any sort of deeper message to you, it's probably that.

The above internet-based social life is the norm for zoomers today, especially those in middle class neighborhoods, who experience a lot of their "bullying" online. For most of MY upbringing, and Gen-Xers before me, the context for bullying was schoolyard name-calling, or a rock being hurled at your head. It's this particular crossroad, both cultural and technological that specifically applies to millennials who had the rare experience of both worlds in their formative years, which makes this such an awesome subject to tackle, specifically in the Australian context. I lived in Australia for a bit. The classic Australian has a very gruff sardonic non PC demeanor. I've met a lot of people who've grown up in the Melbourne public school system. Bullying can be on a whole other level there, especially among girls.

I think by far, the more interesting angle than the social media angle, is the cultural crossroads being experienced in places like Australia today; classic gruff Australian culture, being inundated by American-styled wokeness. What makes Australia such an interesting microcosm for this, is they're still a largely unified society. It's not right vs. Left in the same way that it is in North America. Australians can actually disagree and have conversations with each other, for the mostpart. Again, this wedge is not created by social media. Social media that's over-regulated simply puts it on steroids, for the reasons stated earlier.

Alex the main antagonist in this film, represents the old-school classic in-your-face bully who's very anti pc, and not at all worried about being overtly offensive, the classic gruff Australian "mean girl." It's clear to you early on that she's definitely a nasty person who hasn't changed in adulthood, one who deserves everything bad she gets. That being said, she's by far the most compelling character in the film, and as such, she'll probably remind you of someone who "nice" people would keep around, just because they're so dull in comparison to her. Sissy, and basically all the other characters at the 6 person party are typical smarmy woke progressive types who take a moment to comment on the "white privilege" in a generic reality tv show, people who click their fingers instead of clap I. E. VERY dull individuals.

Everyone in the film is a sensationalized archetype, but not to the point of being caricature, in my opinion. People like this are very real. Sissy, having been ruthlessly bullied as a child by Alex, has found new-age progressivism to be the perfect vessel for her to overcome her personal trauma. A greater focus on this aspect, the question of trauma in a macro-societal context is what could have made the film so much more than what it is. You can't get rid of bullying, EVER, nor can you get rid of trauma. Why? Because human beings have an inherent desire to destroy anything that's not like them. That's part of your biology and it's hardwired into you. So what is the answer to a better world and to a better society? There is no answer: something that people don't want to hear, and don't want to come to terms with. There's only shifting goal posts. If you make it so people can't express ideas that are "hateful" or use words that are "hurtful," the people who use those words or express those ideas will be ruthlessly bullied, no matter their intent.

There's a certain brutality in the discourse today that makes it very hard to be a free thinker. That being said. The type of bullying people have experienced in the 70's, 80's, and 90's when people were extremely unregulated was brutal too. The problem is, if you think 20th century brutality was a net negative compared to the regulated world we live in now, you still have to contend with the fact that suicide rates are through the roof today, as is mass murder. People need freedom. If they don't have it, they lose their minds. It's as simple as that, and if they don't experience bullying, it's harder for them to learn how to overcome adversity.

While the premise and buildup of the film really seemed quite promising, it sadly falls apart, largely due to the simple fact that they were absolutely determined to make this into a slasher film, causing the plot to devolve into a ridiculous train-wreck. This is further amplified by how poorly conceived the character of Sissy is. For one, they were absolutely determined to make her as sympathetic as possible, and thus, four of the characters who experience "misfortunes" as a result of her, all experienced them more or less by "accident." Yeah I'm sorry, but you don't just ACCIDENTALLY kill multiple people one by one in a 24 hour period. Maybe one. Maybe two in the space of a week if you're really unlucky. More than that just feels a tiny bit forced, if I may say so.

Then the questions you ask: is she crazy? Just how crazy is she? First of all, what does an insanity defence actually mean? It means you can't tell the difference between right and wrong... so she DOES know the difference between right and wrong, since she tried to cover up what she did. As a result, the character comes across very much like a psychopath who's trying really really hard to not be a psychopath... but that's not what a psychopath is. To try and not be a psychopath is to not be a psychopath.

The one interesting note I'll make here, is they did do a good job at showcasing how man is defined by his actions, especially when dealing with someone who's extremely emotionally detached (to be as favorable as I possibly can in regards to Sissy's character). I once knew a guy who came across as a really decent good guy. Then he stole 1000 bucks from a friend, just on a whim. Tons of people found out about it, and he never apologized for it or tried to make amends. Instead, he was angry over how people reacted, because he legitimately couldn't understand WHY on earth people would perceive him differently based on his actions. When you meet a psychopath it legitimately sends a chill down your spine the moment you realize what they are, and you'll be sure to keep that memory fresh for the next time you meet one. I've met 4 people like this in my adult life. Sissy reminded me of that guy, in a key moment towards the end of the film where she says "But you said I'm a good person." Again though, it's just so incongruous with the fact that she's ALSO crazy, and she ALSO wants to be liked so badly. They were trying way too hard to have it both ways, and the end result is a really poor character study.

I don't want to spoil the ending, but if I had to sum it up with one word, obnoxious would be a good one. Why? Because forensics are a thing. So are audio recordings. One ridiculous plot point after the other really puts it over the top, about as ridiculous as mistaking a blonde haired white woman, with a black woman sporting an afro. This could have been such a good movie because of the context it resides in, if they just took a step back and focused on the social aspect of the film, and/or had any real interest in making Sissy into a real person, rather than using her as a nonsensical plot device for the sole purpose of enacting one ridiculous grossed-out scene after another. Very disappointing in the end.

Mental Illness, Social Media and Murder

This is a movie that I noticed was on Shudder. I'll be honest, I thought that it was another one that was on my list so I decided to check it out one night. It wasn't until referencing back that I realized this was the wrong movie. Regardless, this is a 2022 horror watch so it worked out.

Synopsis: teen best friends Cecilia (Aisha Dee) and Emma (Hannah Barlow), after a decade run into each other. Cecilia is invited on Emma's bachelorette weekend where she gets stuck in a remote cabin with her high school bully with a taste for revenge.

We start this off seeing the two characters from the synopsis as children. Emma (Camille Cumpston) and Cecilia (Amelia Lule) were inseparable from what we can see. We then jump to the present where Cecilia is Dee and does self-help videos. She isn't licensed, but she shares different things that she does to help herself. She is up to 200K followers.

She then must run to the local pharmacy. It is there that she bumps into Emma. They haven't seen each other as the synopsis said for a decade. Emma invites her old friend to her bachelorette party where they're singing karaoke.

Emma didn't fully believe that she would show. She's drinking and having a good time which makes her fiancée Fran (Luc Barrett) question things, as do their friends of Jamie (Daniel Monks) and Tracey (Yerin Ha). The night goes well though. Emma pukes on Cecilia and they end up in the bathroom. It is there she invites Cecilia to come on her 'hen's weekend'.

They hit the road and it is during the drive that Cecilia learns that they're going to Alex's (Emily De Margheriti) house. She is the bully that was alluded to earlier. It should also be pointed out that Cecilia gets lost in her thoughts and hits a kangaroo that must be put out of its misery.

Before ending my recap, I should point out that the title of the movie is a reference to Cecilia's nickname from when she was a child. Emma called her Sissy. Alex did as well, but she used to bully Cecilia. When they arrive at the house, Alex is irate. She has a scar on her face and it was caused by Cecilia. Alex also believes that Sissy is a psychopath. We do start to see that there are cracks there and the stress of this weekend might exacerbate it as well.

Now that is where I'm going to leave my recap for this movie. That should be enough fleshing out of the synopsis as well as introducing the characters. Where I want to start though is with our lead. This does well in presenting Cecilia as the victim from the start. We see from her point of view and seems like Emma was her best friend. That might not actually be the case though. They were friends, but it seems more like Emma felt sorry for her. She is a people pleaser. Cecilia thought they were closer than what they were. This is a tough pill to shallow. There is an unresolved issue here that she must come to terms with it during this weekend.

To delve a bit more into the psyche of Cecilia, she is on shaky ground. She exudes confidence without having it. She needs social media to reinforce it and make her feel better. When she feels down, that is where she escapes to. There is an uncomfortable scene where she is called out by Alex, Jamie and Tracey. They point out what she is doing is fraud. Cecilia comes back that she has a disclaimer. This group seems like social justice warriors to the extreme. I'm all for doing the right thing and holding people accountable, but there are bigger things to be concerned with than what we get here. It is interesting that Fran is going for her doctorate to be a psychologist so that makes it awkward with Cecilia who has no formal training. The latter has more of a footprint to the outside world.

Before I fully get away from this character, I want to talk about Dee's performance. She does so well at faking that she is confident. It is also great to see the other side when she is faltering. I thought it was one of the better performances of the year. Going along with this as well, I like how this introduces her side of the story. The more characters we meet, the more of the other side we get. Alex calls her a psycho for attacking her as a child. Seeing what Cecilia put up with, I don't blame her. Now as an adult, the effects of this are coming out worse. There is years of pent up hurt and rage bubbling up to the surface. This hooked my interest to see where it would go. It is quite dark with its implications which I appreciate.

Since I've already moved over into the acting, let me talk about the rest of the cast. Barlow is interesting as well. She seems nice. She wants to include Cecilia in what their doing. Emma does this out of pity from what I'm gathering. It also feels a bit like she led Cecilia to believe they were better friends with just how Emma is. It is a bit fake which feels real. De Margheriti is good as the bully. She has the right to be angry, but it is also her fault. Her along with Monks and Ha are just horrible people. They annoyed me, but I appreciate it as that felt real. Other than that, I thought Barrett and the rest of the cast rounded this out for what was needed.

The last things then to go into would be with the filmmaking. I thought that we got good cinematography. Along with that would be the editing. They do interesting things to cut over to Cecilia making videos or watching old ones. I thought this was interesting that when she gets down or hurt, that is where she runs. She needs that reassuring. There are also great shots that are used throughout and the use of focus. This changes at different times which adds something. Other than that, the effects are good. We get brutal ones at the end that caught me off guard. They looked to be practical which is always good. I'd also say that the soundtrack fit for what was needed without necessarily standing out.

In conclusion, this movie is doing interesting things. It is one that is of the time with influencers. Cecilia is unstable, but I like how she is established. She wants to help people. She also wants to be friends with Emma and this leads to disastrous results with that friend group. The performance from Dee is good. The rest of the cast around her push her to where she ends up. We get good cinematography as well as effects. I think that this has something interesting to say but falls a bit short of fully keeping my attention. It is worth a view though. I'd even recommend this to non-horror and horror fans alike.

My Rating: 7 out of 10.

Unexpectedly great!

Sissy (2022) follows a social media influencer as she bumps into her ex-best friend and is invited to her bachelorette party. I'm so glad I watched this, I had so much fun with it and it's nice to see a refreshing take on the 'influencer horror' genre. The film has a strong cast and some great cinematography too!

The film is shot very well with some great camerawork, and overall just looks very good! It features a lot of extreme close-ups that feel very uncomfortable and work well with the tone of the film, also the colour palettes really help to set the mood. The film makes good use of the lighting, especially in the flashbacks, which look very dreamlike. In terms of practical effects, not all of it looks well, but it's brutal and I love that! The gore is shocking and the deaths are incredibly creative.

The score is very unique for a horror film, and sets an interesting tone. The music used is so wacky, but as the film progressed I realised this was a perfect decision! The sound design is also quite good, however it doesn't go overboard and there's not much to comment on.

The acting for the film is very good, and I really like the characters! Aisha Dee's performance as the lead, Sissy, is absolutely amazing, she's genuinely terrifying and switches her character up very well! I was hooked on every line she delivered! Also, the dialogue is well written and includes some great jokes that are well timed and hit every time.

Lastly, the film has an eerie atmosphere and is paced very steadily. There's a lot of tension and effective build up and it manages to perfectly engage the audience. The ending is so shocking and unexpected and left me laughing, whilst also feeling so uneasy!

Artificial lives discard real ones

"Sissy" is like an Australian slasher version of "Ingrid Goes West".

It involves a young woman who is a moderately successful influencer with a brand that focuses on airy-fairy self-improvement nonsense of the kind that used to be Oprah Winfrey's stock in trade (remember The Secret?).

The young woman, Cecilia (formerly known by the nickname Sissy) has a weird, intense chance meeting with her childhood best friend, Emma. Cecilia seems totally uninterested in re-establishing this friendship, and we don't blame her: she has two hundred thousand YouTube followers, so who needs real friends? Plus, Emma seems weird and clingy.

The movie takes a bizarre gear change in the next scenes where Cecilia does decide to reunite with Emma, and a group of people who include her old childhood bully.

Immediately, the paradigm has shifted between Cecilia and Emma. Before, Cecilia didn't seem interested. Now, it's Emma.

Emma's friends bully Cecilia similarly to how they did in the copious childhood flashbacks.

They ignore her, and when she captures their attention, they attack her sense of self as someone who is valuable to her "followers", just as they attacked her as "Sissy" when she wanted to be known as Cecilia.

Eventually, the bodies start piling up, notably at first because somebody's artificial life online is threatened by reality. One of the deaths is hard to swallow. Someone drowns, in a bathtub, having their hair ripped down the plughole?

The ending reminded me of "Ingrid Goes West", which in turn, reminded me of "Taxi Driver". This society drives the main characters in each movie to unspeakable deeds, and then rewards them for these. In "Sissy" the one being rewarded is able to use the violent deaths of several people in a fabricated story that only further cements her role as an amazing wellspring of information about how to mentally survive incredible struggle.

"Sissy" is good, and its finale is impressive, but it lost some points with me due to the weird gear change at the beginning of the movie. It felt like the plot needed the movie to go somewhere the characters wouldn't realistically take it. It was a similar situation with one of the deaths. Either the plot got in the way of the characters, or vice versa.

The climax reveals what really happened between Cecilia and Emma, and it only makes the reunion between them all the more bizarre.

Friends Reunited...

You bump into a friend from long ago, she invites you to her hen night and you go, then a bachelorette weekend, it's so nice that you can spend, some time together, to reacquaint, go with the flow. Alas the place where you are staying has an another, a person from your past who caused a spot of bother, and there's clearly still a trace, from the scar that's on her face, of the grudge that she finds difficult to smother. Soon things start to go off course and quite awry, as tensions rise no matter how you try, to bury your resentment, pull away from hobbled descent and wash the tears from streaming, prying, crying eyes.

Cecilia finds catching up with old school acquaintances a little more challenging than she'd imagined, but with her rope of invincibility she does her best to pull through.

Great performances and a genuinely original take on an often encountered theme.

Is it bad that I want to say this was cute?

It kicks off as a sort of YA drama with some effective cringe moments. It's painfully of the times, going through a checklist of modern buzzwords and social media references. However, it handles this with tact, and while some of the social commentary may be a little on the nose, it finds clever ways to lampoon mental health opportunists and showcase the contrast between internal and external personas.

Then it goes off the rails into full blown horror, and doesn't hold back on some surprisingly brutal kill scenes. Once it takes off, it's a bit predictable, but still fun to watch play out. It illuminates the terror with a tapestry of well composed visuals and a dark sense of humour. Aisha Dee is fantastic as the title character, garnering a strange sympathy as things become increasingly unhinged. An unexpected gem.

Entertaining, with surface-level commentary! [+59%]

The messaging here is very conflicted though the kills are effective and more than make up for that. Sissy talks majorly about two things: bullying (and its after-effects) and social media clout. It basically ventures into the dark sides of both but settles along the fringes without proposing any solutions. The opposing argument could be that bullying may not always turn people into sadistic murderers, or that not everyone with a large social media following is necessarily a dummy.

But it so happens that it's easy to come across fake influencers in real life as well as realize that bullying can leave you dealing with trauma for life. It's this counter-argument that the film chooses to stick to, while treating us to some unexpectedly gory deaths. Also, there's good work put into the visual effects, cinematography, and editing. I still liked Bodies Bodies Bodies more because it had actual humour unlike this one.

A compelling conception marred by blatant insufficiencies

A compelling conception marred by sub-par acting and a godawful selection of music!

Everything was going terrific in the first half, it was well en route to becoming one of if not the most fascinating features regarding Gen-Z, I have so far witnessed this year! I was quite amused, I dug the tale as well as the drama that was gradually coming into existence.

Right then, a tragedy strikes (I am citing the first 'big' incident), and everything changes. Not only the narration lost its mystical essence, but it also transitioned (in a surprising manner) to a ridiculous, over-the-top get-up, that got worse as time progressed, which I did not buy into, at all!

Yes, there is some good utilization of gore, the concept itself, as I pointed out earlier, was something that caught my attention, but still I believe it failed to attain its absolute potential. Look, there is plenty to like and wonder at, yes, however with a more capable ensemble, things could have been a whole lot nicer, I reckon.

Slow and Boring

I love Aussie comedy/horror movies. Not this one.

While it looks good, it's a simply dreadful movie. Slower than mollasses, predictiable and unfortunately extraordinariy boring.

The acting is fine, but the story lacks substance and is filled with silly film conventions like turning the camera upside down in a failed attempt to be creative.

Then there are the silly flashbacks to her days in chidhood. It's meant to forward the narrative, but it just makes it all the more boring.

I had a difficult time focusing -- or was that staying awake?

Oh, and BTW the movie looks like it was made for very little money. Another reason it was horrible.


Social media influencer Cecilia (Aisha Dee) posts videos helping others with mental health issues. However, she is the one who needs the help: Cecilia has convinced herself that having hundreds of thousands of followers is affirmation that she is a good person when in reality she's an extremely troubled individual teetering on the brink of a violent psychotic episode. When Cecilia is reunited with her childhood best friend Emma, she accepts an invitation to a hen party weekend not realising that one of the guests is Alex (Emily De Margheriti), the girl who bullied her at school...

Sissy addresses issues about mental health and the whole social media phenomenon - Is the need for likes and follows a sign of insecurity? Are the people we follow on TikTok and Instagram really as they appear to be? Can we trust anything we see online? - and it's not nearly as annoying as I thought it might be, largely thanks to a winning central performance by Dee, but also because directors Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes inject proceedings with some deliciously dark humour and don't hold back when it comes to the horror, the film surprisingly gory at times (that slow car head crush is great!).

I'm not sure how effective the social media subject matter will be ten or twenty years down the line - after all, nothing dates a film quicker than technology and current trends - but catch it now, while it still resonates, and I reckon you'll have a fun time.

7.5/10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb.

influencer slasher

This lovely to look at movies starts out prettily enough. We watch a wholesome and glowing influencer show us how to be. Right away the dark tinge and humor pops up when, once she's done with her cast for the day, Sissy the influencer leaves her "set" and we see the rest of her place and her real life. Lo and behold she's the slob we all are. She also is uncoordinated to the point of danger. She's constantly knocking people over, running them down, hitting animals with her car - it's as if her mind is so focused inward, on herself, that she's oblivious to anyone else. When she runs into her school bff after a decade has passed she invites her to her bachelorette party, from there to the hens' weekend in the country. It's at that party that things become unhinged. The party is at the beautiful remote home of the bully. It's this bully who divided the two bffs all these years and the two have other issues - slasher issues. After a slow start to things this flick starts to click with great visuals if little tension.

How is this movie ranked so high?

How is this movie ranked so high? I hope whoever made this trailer got paid more than anybody because that's about as good as this movie ever gets.

The lead, aisha dee wasn't really the problem. She was fine but you could see she has some chops and likely could have been better but she was obviously held back by the director kane senes. Let's hope kane makes this his last horror movie because he's pretty bad at it. That bathroom scene alone was one of the dumbest kills i have ever seen.

Worth the watch? Eh... judging by these other reviews, if you are utterly desperate and brand spanking new to 'horror' movies maybe you'll see things differently but if you have seen at least one horror movie in your life you can't possibly give this movie more than a four or a five.

I have this a three because i have seen more than one horror movie in my life.

You Haven't Seen It Before, So Why Not?

The gore is a bit excessive and the music is a bit too loud during dialog, but otherwise the production values are very good. Sissy is not entirely predictable and it's different. The acting is good, the writing is believable, but it just doesn't stand out over anything else. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and it's not too campy. It's not boring, but it's not rewarding to watch either. It's just a movie. I won't watch it again and I won't tell anyone it's must see, but it's not the kind of film you start but decide you can't possibly finish. If you're looking for a movie to watch and you're really not sure what to watch, you may enjoy it. But you won't remember it.

A fun and decent Aussie indie slasher-dramedy for Gen Z'ers

As far as production goes, it was an impressive feat alone to have a newb young filmmaker Hannah Barlow co-write, co-direct, co-produce and star in this Australian low budget independent film. Very few seasoned filmmakers with big budgets can wear that many hats and pull it off. It was well shot and cast with convincing performances, especially Aisha Dee as Cecilia. It wasn't perfect by any means, but still a fun one-time watchable entry into the hugely done slasher genre. It certainly is geared more to the younger generation, especially the score, which definitely was your typical loud and overbearing B-film grade, but with added teen-tune melodies. The cinematography and gore visual effects were impressive. This film may not appeal to everyone, but it sure will be to all the TikTok'ers and the like.

I'm sorry for killing you

A frisky little horror comedy film from the Downunder. It is unexpectedly good. Although some scenes were a bit outlandish. Like one dies in the tub when her hair gets caught in the drain. Or another one bites the dust when thrown out of the vehicle when the driver hits the breaks. What's broken are the laws of physics!

The story is about the snobby flamboyant adult women who skirmish about the harrowing past of their middle school years. When the old things are not forgotten or forgiven and the adults act like children, things start to get ugly and some people just break down.

Good acting, script, and likable personalities makes it fun to watch.

Well made horror with good acting and tone ??

This isn't a dark horror movie with low vibe, it's actually the opposite if that makes sense. The tone is upbeat yet dark and the plot deals with childhood trauma for 2 of the primary leads. Both well acted I might add.

The film is well directed with some clever death scenes and once you see the first gore you know it's gonna be like that the rest of the way. I clapped because you'll see when they set it up that have a choice on the first death scene to go full gore or go PG13.

I'll probably watch this one again soon. It's plot structure is clean and they had flashbacks and time change the right way. I also think the lead actor "sissy" has a VERY bright future ahead of her. I get some shades of Florence Pugh style acting honestly. 8/10.

A nice gem of a horror movie

There has been a trend for horror movies with a message over the last few years and some of them have left me cold. The message part often means that the horror aspect is down played so as not to offend a broader audience. Luckily, this is not the case with Sissy.

This film addresses issues like mental health and social media influencers but still has a cracking horror movie at its heart. It borders on horror-comedy at times - but, if you're a gore hound - there's PLENTY for you here. I wasn't expecting a lot from this movie but it was nicely set up, the acting was good, the blood was splurting and, overall, it was an enjoyable 82 minutes.

Good Lead

Aisha Dee is excellent as a twenty-something self-help social media infuencer who has some major personal isues.

Through flashbacks, we see Sissy(or Cecilia) as a child playing with her best friends as they proclaim a life long allegiance to each other.

They met years later and Sissy is invited to a magnificent house in the middle of nowhere. The host has had an unpleasant encounter with Sissy, which leads to bad feelings among the house guests.

The film is a bit of a slow burn with a sometimes funny backdrop with a message on our current fascination with the world of cyberspace "friendships" which are, of course, not real life.

Ms. Dee is convincing as the unstable young lady and she makes the movie well wort watching.

Good for Sissy!!!!

I liked this movie more than I thought that I would. I was very shocked at how good it was do to the fact that the beginning was a little slow in my opinion. I was definitely rooting for Sissy in this movie and understood why she did what she did. I don't agree with her actions and I personally would not have done any of the things she did in this movie but I definitely understand why she did it. I have seen women with YouTube videos like the ones shown in this movie and it makes me think or wonder how many women could be like Sissy(promoting self love, security and positivity) but are in fact insecure themselves!!! Lol.