During the COVID-19 pandemic, front and center were the fear of being sick and of the potential of death. This led to many tactics to try and avoid contact with others and an overbearing sense of needing to decontaminate surfaces and wear masks. Wrap that all up with isolation and we have what many would consider their own version of a scary story.
Now if we add a killer to that mix, we could end up with an interesting horror film like Peacock’s new original film, Sick which premieres on their streaming service on January 13. Today, Peacock released new images and a trailer. You can check it out below!
Sick is your typical slasher film that aims to deliver on the classic jump scares. As well as the mystery of who could it be behind the mask. To me what makes this interesting is the focus on some pandemic habits like masks and decontaminating food products and overuse of things like disinfectant. With most of the population not enjoying having had to take these extra steps, I am interested to see if this helps make this film more uncomfortable, or if this may cause audiences to turn away.
Sick is directed by John Hyams. It is written by Kevin Williamson who worked on Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. He also served as a producer along with Bill Block and Ben Fast. As well as working on the screenplay with Katelyn Crabb.
Here is the synopsis for the Peacock original film, Sick:
As the pandemic steadily brings the world to a halt. Parker and her best friend Miri decide to quarantine at the family lake house alone—or so they think.
Sick premieres on Peacock on January 13.