“Alyce” is directed by Jay Lee and stars Jade Dornfeld, Tamara Feldman, James Duval and Eddie Rouse. The story follows two best friends reconnecting after a small period of “too close for comfort” in their relationship. However after accidentally pushing best friend Carroll off the roof of a building Alyce finds her world crumbling fast. It isn't long until she spirals into a reality of darkness filled with drugs, reckless sex and homicidal impulses. The film is a dark satire and utter gorefest as viewed through Alyce’s perspective.
“Alyce” is a unique blend of arthouse expressionism and surrealism. It is a very dark comedy that plays with the whole “Single White Female” personality disorder pushing the scenario beyond the traditional outcome. The film takes a very quirky off-beat approach that reminds me of Todd Solondz’s or Alexander Payne but with a lot of gore and blood. The character of Alyce is one of the most twisted sisters that I have seen in cinema in a long while that is as likable as she is horrifying. The movie starts off casually building on the close yet distant emotional relationship between the friends. It is close in the fact that in the whole film they really do seem to be the only one each other can connect with and yet distant due to the fact that Alyce tends to absorb Carroll’s personality traits to become her own in that unsettling uncomfortable manner. The series of events that unfold after the tragedy and Alyce's fall from her own state of normalcy is one that both entertains and chills. It is one of the most disturbing slides into madness I have seen on film. I really found no fault in the movie and enjoyed every gory psychotic hot-mess act of homicidal mania that Alyce displayed. Plus the gore and bloody kill shots were pretty damn cool and gruesomely in your face.