Starry Eyes hit limited theaters and streaming services this weekend. Find out what we thought of horror's latest blood tainted adrenaline shot.
|"I am so evil, I don't even have|
to say a word. Just look
at my face."
Starry Eyes visits many continued genre tropes but modernizes them with a story about a young actress trying to make it in Hollywood. Her venture towards stardom leads her down a dark and twisted path that brings about a series of evil infused events that will feel hauntingly familiar but strangely fresh to any horror connoisseur. Their work here is a definite throwback to films like Rosemary's Baby, Mulholland Drive, and the creative duo's admitted influence, Possession.
The creators of Starry Eyes obviously had a few minor issues deciding what direction to go with the movie. It shifts at a frenetic pace from an eerie dynamic to psychological mind rape to realistic slasher film back to satanic rituals, bloodletting, and demonic possession. Yet, these two directors pull it off with a non-typical, interesting and powerful lead actress paired with an enigmatic delivery that gives horror another distinctive shot in the arm. Not since Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer have kills felt this realistic, disgusting and intimate.
|"Now, listen children.|
Meth is a terrible drug."
This ranks high on the suggestion meter as its a definite must see for genre fans and admirers of great cinema alike. Starry Eyes is a moody piece of entertainment that helps speed along the return of a dying artform. Horror has struggled for the last half decade or so with uncreative remake after remake. But, this year has seen a formative return to form with many awesome and horrifying entries. Starry Eyes is another notch in the belt as truly scary movies finally make their Hollywood comeback.