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Home Sick
Home Sick
Actors: Bill Moseley, Tiffany Shepis, Jeff Dylan Graham, Tom Towles
Director: Adam Wingard
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2008     1hr 29min

Bill Moseley (Rob Zombie s HALLOWEEN, THE DEVIL S REJECTS) stars as a smiling maniac named Mr. Suitcase . With a briefcase full of razorblades, he crashes a homecoming get-together for Claire (Lindley Evans) and forces the...  more »

     
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Actors: Bill Moseley, Tiffany Shepis, Jeff Dylan Graham, Tom Towles
Director: Adam Wingard
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Fantasy
Studio: Synapse Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/26/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 16
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Another iconic cult horror character for Bill Moseley
C. Christopher Blackshere | I am the devil's reject | 03/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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)."
Surprisingly fun little movie.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 02/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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

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Awesome low-budget movie
M. Biviano | N.Y. | 10/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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!!"