SISSY Release Date Released


Arcadia has today announced the release date for SISSY – revealing the official trailer and poster. Directed and written by Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes and starring Aisha Dee (The Bold Type, Look Both Ways), Barlow (For Now), Emily De Margheriti (Ladies In Black), Daniel Monks (Pulse), Yerin Ha (Halo) and Lucy Barrett (Bloom), the darkly comedic horror is set to arrive in Australian cinemas just in time for Halloween on Thursday 27 October, 2022.

Receiving its world premiere at SXSW 2022 as opening night film of the celebrated Midnighters section, the satirical nightmare 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 Dee’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.

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.