Tell your boss you’re going to be late tomorrow, because you’ll be up all night watching “May.” The film starts at 1 a.m. ET, but it’s worth skipping out on your sleep curfew to watch this tale of terror written and directed by Lucky McKee. The film stars Angela Bettis as May, a lonely lady with a deeply dark streak. She works in an animal hospital, but she has no human companions other than Polly (Anna Faris), the vampy veterinarian’s assistant who aggressively pursues May, and her only confidante is her favorite childhood doll. Then she meets Adam (Jeremy Sisto), an aspiring filmmaker who lives in her neighborhood. When things go awry, what comes next is a Dario Agento worthy slasherfest. After all, as her mother said, “If you can’t find a friend, make one.”
While the film is bloody, gorey and terror-ific, it’s something else too: Strangely thoughtful. It’s not often that noted film critic Roger Ebert gives a horror film four out of four stars. But he called “May” “a horror film and something more and deeper, something disturbing and oddly moving” and characterized the dénouement as “a final shot that would get laughs in another kind of film, but May earns the right to it, and it works, and we understand it”. See? Totally worth staying up past bedtime.
Watch the trailer now and then tune in to “May” tonight:
“May” airs tonight at Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1:00 AM ET; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2:30 AM ET; and Friday, Oct. 26 at 11:15 AM ET