Runtime: 1h 38m
Rated: not rated
Director: Kevin Kölsch ,Dennis Widmyer
Writers: Kevin Kölsch ,Dennis Widmyer
Stars: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan
Double Feature Fodder:
The Craft (1996)
Initial: This seems to be the year of clearing some long-standing to-be-watches.
Production Notes: A Kickstarted movie.
What Did I Think:
I was under the impression that Starry Eyes was a fairly straight-forward vampire movie: Sarah, a wanna-be actress in Hollywood, finds literal bloodsuckers. And it’s not exactly that. Or rather, it’s a longer look at how the one might lose her soul and then her life to become something else. It’s fraught and pretty gruesome.
This seems to be Alex Essoe’s first feature role and, dang, what a role! Sarah is unbalanced to begin with. Her horrible circle of friends do nothing for her mental health. The setting swings from messy apartments with multiple roommates to pristine and austere audition rooms, illustrating the two different worlds Sarah is living in. And the synth score gives it a perfect Lynchian touch.