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.
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...
What a pity... Concept is very strong. Good beginning, maybe a little slow. Cinematography is very good -but you must be ruthless - and a few scenes are very interesting. At the end the beat is ruined especially because of annoying and useless chatter. The mortuary and the hang out scenes had to be the most important, I suppose, but they are weak and common.
"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.
I had to search the right word to explain my feeling at the movie's end-I FOUND NONE. It's a movie i wouldn't wish to see for the 2nd time, but somehow i'm content i saw it once. Visually 'Halley' is the result of a serene blank canvas, with black paint splashes on it. It's visual calmness, knitted in a thread by it's deep emotions is the positive in the film. The negative is, the film fails to say that completely.
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