SWEET, SWEET LONELY GIRL is a gothic horror film that chronicles the experience of Adele as she goes to live as a caregiver for her aging aunt Dora. Set against the social security crisis of the 1980 Reagan-Carter election, SWEET, SWEET LONELY GIRL is an innovative play on genre, striking a bold intersection between the apparitions of a ghost story and the moralist lessons of the after school special.
When Adele's mother gets a call for help from her rich sister, she sends Adele to live with her. Alone in a large, empty house, shuttling food and medicine to a woman who won't leave her room or show her face, Adele grows lonely. She meets a local young woman, Beth, seductive and mysterious, with whom she quickly becomes intimate friends. Beth commands increasingly more of Adele's time and focus, testing Adele's moral ground as she starts to abandon her responsibilities caring for her aunt. As Adele begins to discover that Beth may not be who she says she is, she is sent spiraling down a psychologically unhinged and phantasmagoric path, following in the footsteps of her unstable aunt.