The buzz on this film has been building for a while. Some said it was the best horror film since HALLOWEEN. I wouldn’t go that far, but it is darn good. Most horror flicks these days go for cheap scares and gore. MAY has some gore, but what it has over films like JASON 6,256 is that it has solid characters.
Like Frankenstein’s monster, we care about May (Angela Bettis, GIRL, INTERRUPTED), because we can see a human being inside. May is a desperately lonely young woman who works at a pet hospital. She was rejected as a child and has had little luck making friends. She wears strange homemade clothes and has an infatuation with the gross nature of her job. More than anything May wants a friend and we hope things will turn around for her as we see her spiral out of control. She starts dating mechanic and wannabe filmmaker Adam (Jeremy Sisto, ANGEL EYES). He’s attracted to her because her weirdness is intriguing. Her co-worker Polly (Anna Faris, SCARY MOVIE), a lesbian, is also interested, but she soon starts to scare them.