Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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Sick Girl 

A story about an evil bug with the ability to change people's behavior, a commentary on the dangers of moving into a relationship too quickly.


Lucky McKee


Mick Garris (creator), Sean Hood (teleplay) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Mike McKee Mike McKee ... Professor Malcolm Wolf
Erin Brown ... Misty Falls
Angela Bettis ... Ida Teeter
Jesse Hlubik ... Max Grubb
Marcia Bennett ... Lana Beasley
Chandra Berg Chandra Berg ... The Ladybug


The lonely, shy and lesbian etymologist Ida Teeter of The McNaughton Museum of Natural History is obsessed by her "pets", actually her collection of insects. She works with her colleague and friend Max, also her advisor in sexual behavior. Ida receives an anonymous package from Brazil with an unclassified insect but the weird bug breaks free from the box. Meanwhile Ida falls in love for the gorgeous Misty Falls, who is bitten and infected by the bug and moves to Ida's apartment. When Ida receives letters from her former Professor Malcolm Wolf explaining how the insect reproduces and transforms the animals he bites, Ida is apprehensive about Misty. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roger Corman was going to direct Sick Girl but was replaced by Lucky McKee. See more »


Ida Teeter is listed as being an etymologist- one who studies languages- while she is actually an entomologist- one who studies insects. See more »


Max: Babes or bugs. You can't have both.
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Features The Big, Weird Normal (2002) See more »

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The bug from hell
1 April 2006 | by killarmy2001belgiumSee all my reviews

This episode of Masters of Horror revolves around a killer insect that isn't your run of the mill bug; large spider legs, slim tentacles and a face like something that would audition for a Cronenberg movie.

Bug fanatic of service is Ida Teeter, a single white female living in an apartment packed with bug displays and shirping noises. One day she receives a package (with our little friend) and accidentally lets the content break loose.

The body count begins; the building's dog gets hunted by the killer insect; don't ya just love this? In the meanwhile Ida falls in love with Misty, a girl who spends her time drawing sketches at Ida's work. It doesn't take long before our sketch artist, Misty, gets invited to Ida's apartment and ends up getting bit by the killer bug. Pus, transformations, infections make Ida slowly realise what's happening to her newly acquainted girlfriend!

This episode features very likable characters and some very creepy special fx; The bug isn't CGI which makes it look more convincing and menacing.

The only downside to this episode is that -like "Accident on and off..."- it becomes a parody of itself near the end. That aside, you're in for some under the skin scares and some gruesome splatter gore!

***1/2 out of *****

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