Sick ★★★

SICK (2022)
"Due to the pandemic, Parker and her best friend decide to quarantine at the family lake house alone - or so they think."

I went into Sick semi-blind...knew the premise, didn't watch any trailers or receive any spoilers of any kind on it. All I knew was this was a COVID-19 lockdown period piece slasher and that Kevin Williamson, most famous for screenwriting three Scream films, had a helping hand in the script for this film. And you know what was okay. Just okay.
I'm seeing people overhyping the Hell out of this movie like one extreme end of horror fans seems to do nowadays while the other extreme end is adamantly badmouthing every detail of the films existence. Meet in the middle sometimes guys; sometimes a movie can just be alright. Not the greatest thing on the planet, not the worst thing in the world, it can just be okay. Decent at best.
Positives wise, I think there are adequate practical effects utilized for kill sequences. The cinematography is superb, the editing is fluent, the soundtrack is nice, and on mainly every technical standpoint, this film flourishes. The acting is good. There's some minor suspenseful chase scenes that actually have you excited and on edge for what's to come.
Unfortunately, that leads us into the mixed category. Those edgy and exciting chase scenes are sort of spoiled by the predictability of the screenplay. There's some really mediocre writing transitioned to the camera in characterizations, dialogue, and just general tropes & formulaic scenarios playing out. The motives for the serial killer(s) actions don't really come off as believable as they should. I think with better writing and direction implemented it could have held merit. Alas, we got too much convenient cheap writing where they basically hold your hand on what's to occur next. Also, I hated how at times the characters were actually acting smart for once and it gets all spoiled by a complete 180 degree switch around of idiocy.
As for the negatives, well I thought the killer's outfit was lame. I was hoping for some badass surgeon general of death outfit. I'm a strong believer in serial killers donning masks and costumes in slasher movies. Yep, I like that Scooby-Doo mystery solving shit.
Sick is an average, by-the-numbers slasher flick with a contemporary twist!

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