Horsehead (2015) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Horsehead (2015)

Horsehead (2015)

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  • Release Date:  2015
  • Genre:  Fanatism
  • Director:  Romain Basset
  • Screenwriter:  Karim Chériguène, Romain Basset
  • Cast & Crew: Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Catriona MacColl, Murray Head, Gala Besson, Fu’ad Aït Aattou, Vernon Dobtcheff, Philippe Nahon, Joe Sheridan, and Paul Bandey.

Horsehead (2015)Rating:

  • Eloise = 6 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8 / 10;
  • IMDB = 4.9/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 3.6/10.

Horsehead (2015) Synopsis:

A young girl attempt to use a lucid dream meditation technique to uncover the secret behind her grandmother death.

Horsehead (2015) Review:

Horsehead is one of these love it/hates it artistic horror movies such as The Strange Color of Your Body Tears or A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

Horsehead explores the world of nightmare and lucid dream through an exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric experience, but a very slow one. Personally, I didn’t mind at all the slow burn for I was hypnotized by absolutely the movie all along. Horsehead is majestic from a cinematographic point of view.

The visuals are really polished and all the shots are superb. The abundance of extreme close-ups and strange textures makes is quite unsettling to watch. Thereee is a very impressive work done on the lighting that helps to create a very dark and oppressive atmosphere. The music is also really immersive.

Both the story and the visuals reminded me of The Cell, except without the thriller aspect but with a deeper psychological dimension instead. The nightmares are filled with symbolism that the lead character (and the audience) must decipher to understand the dark secrets lying behind her grandmother death. It is a movie difficult to follow but one that is really rewarding. It leaves a lot of questions unanswered which might be why it has received so many negative reviews.

We warmly recommend it to those who enjoyed an arty piece of psychological weirdness such as Under My Skin or Don’t Look Now.

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