Written by: Vamp_Slayer
There is a time when every horror fan has felt like they have seen everything that they could possibly see in a horror movie. Can there really be anything new and interesting? Well there is, but you’ll likely have to look to independent films to find this kind of movie. Although the film can relate to ``Frankenstein`` in the theme of loneliness and creating a friend because they have none, it is a very original film and ``May`` is also one of my favourite movies of all time.
May is a lonely girl who was never popular due to her lazy eye. She grows in seclusion and as an adult still remains without friends. She spends her time sewing and talking to the doll that her mom made and gave her for her birthday. But she finally meets someone, or sees someone rather and finds his hands beautiful. She never thought a person could be so perfect. However this is all before she goes on a few dates with him. She begins to realize that is not perfect and her loneliness grows once more. She decides to take her mothers advice ``if you can’t find a friend, make one.``
First of all, there could not have been another actress in the title role of May. Angela Bettis is simply amazing. She does an excellent job at portraying an awkward, lonely and ultimately insane character. Other actors such as Jeremy Sisto (Wrong Turn) do a great job as well. Anna Faris (Scary Movie 1-4) also takes the film to new levels of weird with her lesbian attractions to May and the resulting mayhem. This is one of things I like most about the film. Every character is weird. The characters are so weird you just love them.
The first hour is really about the characters and May’s realization that no one is perfect. She meets a few different people and tries a few different relationships. However it doesn’t play out like a romantic comedy. The humour is dark and the movie itself has a creepy atmosphere and enough moments to remind that this is a horror movie. Once is gets into the final 30 minutes the bloodshed begins, although not overly gory in any sense it is enough to be disturbing, mostly because you now know these characters and it’s disturbing to see them be taken out is such fashions while May smiles in satisfaction. The soundtrack also adds to the creepy atmosphere that the film presents. The music is odd and always perfectly placed and completely sutiable.
May is definitely not for everyone, but it is a unique, character driven film that is sure to give you the creeps. The film is shot in such a great fashion, every frame looks important. If you like independent films or films with a good story and great acting then May should be on your to see list. I would like recommend it to everyone, but some would not like it. Still it’s a great break from the usual horror film of late. There is something both inspiring and depressing about this film. Every scene was interesting to me and not once did I feel bored. I found it to be a very emotional film where you actually care about people, some anyway. May achieves a chilling, depressing story with enough gore and dark humour to keep you entertained with it’s one and half hour running time.