Sunday, January 29, 2017

Day 89: Starry Eyes

Body horror is my second least favorite kind of horror (behind torture porn). Bodily fluids and fingernails are always involved in some way that turns my stomach. That's why I still haven't watched Anti-Viral despite hearing it is good. Starry Eyes is body horror about the movie industry so it is plowing some fertile ground.

The movie focuses on an actress who is struggling to find work in Hollywood but just doesn't quite have the look. She works a demeaning job and is friends with some pretty horrible people who love to undermine even her meager accomplishments with their own humble brags. At the end of her rope, she accepts an audition with a shady film producer and is pushed past her usual limits during the process. To say much more would be to give away the plot but it unwinds a little like Rosemary's Baby as the studio offering her so much wants something in return.

Plenty gory and more than a little creepy, this movie will make you uncomfortable but, if you really want a unique horror experience, you should check it out.

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