Eight years later, and I'm still saying this is the best Dario Argento film that Dario Argento didn't direct. The influences are everywhere and done so well that it doesn't even feel like imitation, thanks to some choice moments from director Chris Sivertson. Lindsay Lohan is committed to a one-dimensional dual role to the degree of camp, and sets the tone among some inventive, startling horror setpieces. Underrated.
It's so over the top and tasteless that it comes the moment where it all (strangely) starts to make sense and we don't fear the changes anymore. Lohan did a decent job here. Trapped with dark and fantasy imagery that not always works, the most intriguing part is: was it all a way for Aubrey to deal with the torture? Is it all the story she wrote...?
17 wall posts in and I'm the only one that will say that I liked it. Amateur moments aplenty, and the final 30 minutes were not my ideal, but it's not bad. It's really not. Over-stylized doesn't always work, but for me, it did. One of Lohan's better films, though that likely won't sell you.
They should show this movie at film school as an example of how NOT to make a movie. Everything about this film is bad. It doesn't even have the good sense to be bad in a campy-fun sort of way. It's actually just bad in a please-god-make-it-end sort of way. Forcing people to watch this film could be used as a form of punishment.
Not the delirious mess I hoped but still an adorable little failure, like a group of vapid yet sincere high school kids remaking Mulholland Drive. Its actually far more ambitious and interesting visually than most films released in multiplexes these days (Sivertson obviously adores his giallos) but too juvenile to become a true "bad movie" masterpiece.