Friday, April 8, 2016

Starry Eyes (2014)

Directors: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer

Writers: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer

Composer: Jonathan Snipes

Starring: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan, Fabianne Therese, Shane Coffey, Natalie Castillo, Pat Healy, Nick Simmons, Maria Olsen, Marc Senter, Louis Dezseran, Danny Minnick

More info: IMDb

Tagline: She would kill to be famous.

Plot: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Here's a good little horror picture that I did not think I was going to dig based on what I'd seen.  It's a slow-paced horror thriller that spends most of its running time building up to a killer finish.  The final act is a whopper but you've got some odd stretches of time beforehand that feel like they should have been trimmed or cut altogether.  Still, the payoff is worth the wait.  The performances were pretty good as was the score but the extra time taken to get to the goods at the end may turn you off just a little.  Despite that, it's still worth a look.  It's not often a low budget horror movie is as good as this. 

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