Starry Eyes (2014) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Starry Eyes (2014) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes is a 2014 English language horror movie directed by Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer. The movie is produced by Travis Stevens under Snowfort Pictures, Parallactic Pictures, Dark Sky Films. When we consider the Casting of this movie, the lead roles are played by Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, while the supporting cast includes Noah Segan, Fabianne Thereeese. Coming to the Important Crew: Music is composed by Jonathan Snipes, while Dennis Widmyer has provided the screenplay.

  • Release Date:  2014
  • Genre:  Devil & Demon & Hell, Madness & Paranoia
  • Cast and crew: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan, Fabianne Thereeese, Shane Coffey, Natalie Castillo, Pat Healy, Nick Simmons, Maria Olsen, Marc Senter, Louis Dezseran, Danny Minnick, Spencer Baik, Denis Bolotski, Marcus Bradford
  • Director:  Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch
  • Screenwriter:  Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch

Starry Eyes (2014) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 9.5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 6.0 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 7.6 / 10;

Starry Eyes (2014) Synopsis:

Following a casting, Sarah, an ambitious young actress, gets tricked into a deadly deal by a famous movie producer.

Review:

Breathtaking and intense from start to end, there is no other way of describing Starry Eyes, for me 2014’s best horror release. The movie starts to be fascinating within minutes and shortly becomes impossible to put down.

Featuring a woman who gets infected by a strange disease and slowly turns into a walking corpse, the movie can be seen as quite similar to last year’s release Contracted. It is true that the disgust and weird feeling that the two movies inspire are quite similar, but Starry Eyes goes so much further…

Sumptuously revolting, the movie is a hypnotizing descent into the wildest nightmare and the darkest corner of madness. The transformations scenes are amazing and much more shocking than in Contracted (to continue with the comparison). The movie is violent, really violent. It almost gets unbearable towards the end, sickening the audience in the ways only so few movies, like Martyrs, managed to do.

The choice of actors is amazing and the main actress, young Saudi Alex Essoe, is bound to be seen again on screen following that unforgettable experience. In addition, as if it was to make the movie perfect, the story has a real meaning and even a moral, illustrating by a clever metaphor how greed and ambition can affect people, and what human is ready to do in their quest to succeed, including giving up their own life, body, friends…a masterpiece.

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