SISSY Out Just In Time For Halloween


The darkly comedic horror SISSY, from writer/directors Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes, is set to arrive in Australian cinemas just in time for Halloween on Thursday October 27.

Starring Aisha Dee (The Bold Type, Look Both Ways) in the titular role, the satirical nightmare received its world premiere at SXSW earlier this year and is killing it both with audiences on Letterboxd and critics on Rotten Tomatoes, enjoying a 98% critics rating on the review aggregator. Quickly becoming one of the most talked about films of the year, Aisha’s break out horror performance is being likened to that of Florence Pugh in Midsommar, Toni Collette in Hereditary and Lupita Nyong’o in Us.

Story: Cecilia (Sissy) and Emma were tween-age BFFs who were going to grow old together and never let anything come between them. That is, until Emma’s new friend Alex did just that. When Cecilia became the target of Alex’s bullying, her act of self-defense left Alex horrifically wounded and forced Cecilia and Emma apart. Twelve years later, Cecilia is a successful social media influencer living the dream of an independent, modern millennial woman… until she runs into Emma for the first time in over a decade and her world is turned upside down. Emma invites Cecilia away on her hen’s weekend at a remote cabin in the mountains, much to the dismay of maid of honour Alex, whose scarred face has only further cemented her grudge against ‘Sissy the sissy’ after all these years. Alex proceeds to make Cecilia’s weekend a living hell – until Cecilia snaps. Unnervingly savage, SISSY is a satirical look at millennial self-victimisation in the social media age.