great performance by the lead. music was minimalist and creepy as hell. heavy handed depiction of sacrifice. pretty serious and rooted in truth of a specific generation, w/ a unique brand of campy albeit inspired by david lynch. 4.8/5
[Spoilers] A literalist take on Lynch's virtuoso "Mulholland Drive", and the selling of one's soul to the devil; a very promising first half gives way to a disappointingly prosaic denouement, where high-flown metaphor becomes deflating -albeit gory- horror cliché reality. 2.5*
A Lynchian inspired horror film with a twist of camp. Borrows heavily from Mulholland Drive although that may seem as a turn off for some who perhaps will expect it to be something more then what it actually is-if you can just sit with it then you may grow to appreciate the committed acting that Ms Essoe willingly pours into her role as the lead & the synthesizer score which has a 80's feel that is memorable.
One of the few decent horror films to come out in recent years. The slow, brutal process of her selling herself out and eventually physically deteriorating is chilling, thanks to great effects and an amazing performance by Essoe. The score was also particularly great. Flawed, yes, but an overall gem of a package considering how awful modern horror is nowadays.
Another satanic body horror movie with celebrity subtext. This is the type of rank amateur bullshit people come up with when they first move to Hollywood. Zero interest til the last bloody 15 minutes, but there's nothing new or important here. After seeing It Follows, this movie's 80s inspiration feels painfully forced and unnecessary. I cringe for everyone involved.