I’ve decided to subject myself to 31 days of horror films for the month of October. It will be a mix of rewatching stuff I haven’t seen in a while and brand new things. Day 11:
MAY (2002) – dir. Lucky McKee
MAY is interesting to me because while it is a horror film, it feels much more real and grounded than most things I have watched this month. The horror just comes from May (Angela Bettis) not being able to related or connect to anyone else due to her strange upbringing. It’s a theme that I can definitely relate to so while the film does a take a violent path, I felt emphatic to May throughout the film. Bettis’ performance as May is great and without her believability and awkwardness, the film wouldn’t work.
I’m a sucker for these characters pieces on broken people that can simultaneously be disturbing and very heartwarming. A nice little movie that I would watch if you’re not in the mood for a straight up horror film.