Janne the Director’s Favorite Rare Movies Top 100 List #55: May (2002)
55. May (2002)
Freddy Kreuger was a kiddie-fiddler that got killed by the parents of his victims but came back from the dead to kill a bunch of teenagers.
Jason Voorhees was a drowned freak that came back from the dead to kill a bunch of teenagers.
May… just wants a friend. And that makes her 20 times scarier than Freddy and Jason.
This is not a slasher or even a horror. This is more of a character study but a character study of a girl who was raised to be “perfect” but ended up alone. A girl with a lazy eye. A girl with a creepy doll as a friend. A girl that slowly comes up with the idea to make the perfect friend out of the best parts of the people she met. Because nobody is perfect, right? So why not just get rid of the bad parts and make a Frankenbuddy?
If I would make a perfect friend it would look something like this:
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