wonderful body-horror subversion of the zombie genre. removing the decaying protagonist from the conventional apocalyptic living-dead context renders this a subtle study of loneliness, isolation, death and transformation. truly stunning cinematography. similar tonally to under the skin, but didn't get the distribution it deserved. if this had starred scarlett johansson people'd be going nuts for this...
Acá no hay medias tintas o te gusta o no. Yo estoy en el grupo de los que vieron en esta peli un buen argumento, excelente fotografía, silencios que se hacen eternos para realzar el clima. Transmite angustia, soledad y valentía. Me gustó.
Beto è un uomo che ha superato un limite conoscitivo: ha trasceso quell'ignoto confine che separa la vita dalla morte, ritrovandosi ora inspiegabilmente sospeso, come un'appendice necrotica, nell'inafferrabile spazio che divide questi due universi: http://visionesospesa.blogspot.it/2014/10/halley.html
Slow cinema meets the zombie movie genre. The outcome is an insightful meditation on alienation, loneliness and depression, just like Hoffman's sophomore effort, Time Share. Halley makes Robin Campillo's Les Revenants look like a Rob Zombie extravaganza. Hofmann's glacially slow moving portrait of a zombie features the most terrifying onanistic scene in movie history. Masturbation as the ultimate form of body horror
The arthouse existential zombie film. The filmmakers shy away from providing any horror, save some Cronenbergian body horror, but concentrate on the philosophical side of dealing with a destructive disease. Not entirely successful and often very dry this may have worked better as a short film.
"Halley" is able to achieve a symbolic poignancy through its stunning cinematic composition and its exploration of human decay. Though the plot-line fell through with its lack of development and resolution, "Halley" can be classified as niche, deadpan horror, making it a significant film. Cinematography champions in the face of narrative flaws.