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Unofficial Horror Movie A–Z: Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes

Year: 2014
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:
(spoilers ahead)

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.

Author:

Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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