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.
The lead performances is wonderful but not much else. Going for easy targets, the movie evolves into a Cronenberg inspired body-horror film that comes too late to matter. The filmmakers haven't earned the ending they have and it comes off as silly. Starry Eyes i surprisingly dull with nothing to say pass the surface. Good to watch for what not to do when making a film about Hollywood.
Intrepidly literal in its approach to the subject at hand - intellectuals who prize their subtexts and metaphors will disapprove. Lovely synthesized score; brutal body horror and violence; cruddy cinematography. An unexpectedly stylish, refreshingly retro entry in the modern horror genre.
[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*