Macabre...ish Horror Review: She’s Crushed


She’s Crushed, 2009/ 1 hr 30 min


A woman, Tara (Natalie Dickinson) asks a man, Ray (Henrik Norlén) for help with her unusually heavy luggage and his kindness and a regrettable night together causes her to obsess about him. She demands more of his time and randomly shows up and confronts him on his job and stalks him.

He can’t take shake her. So she raises the stakes and begins to attack everyone around him and then she demands that he break up with his girlfriend, Maddy (Caitlin Wehrle) to be with him and if he doesn’t, the end will be worse than a break up.

This woman isn’t just a stalker, she’s totally unhinged, she doesn’t just attack, she tortures and destroys. And no one’s safe. And she manages this under the care of a social worker/ sexual predator where she also maintains some level of normalcy. A lot of good supervision does though.

This low budget indie is very Fatal Attraction meets May. It is also made by Patrick Johnson (47 Hours To Live) but this one is kind of heinous. It’s bloody and gruesome, graphic and gory. Expect torture and psychological horror, there is some comic relief (Donnie: Keith Malley) and this movie needed it, it gets pretty heavy. The cinematography is not the best but this flick is worth the watch for fans of gore and indies.

 This film came up in conversation during a podcast episode with my guest, filmmaker Patrick Johnson, who of course, made this movie. To listen, click here and be sure to follow us at Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors Podcast for more interesting conversations.