A hell of a lot of fun with an oddly powerful ending for those who allow themselves to dive into Calvin Reeder’s world. An acid trip; a dream; a bizarre nightmare of image & sound, ultimately — for me — a step toward accepting death.
Well shot, well edited, well acted, great sound design, very cool and stylish end credits. Way too much weird just to be weird and obtuse just to be obtuse and drooling of various substances out of mouths. There are people who will like this a lot more than me (and I didn't hate it, just found it to be, ultimately, disappointing).
Really, really scared me for a good forty-five minutes. The ending strays from the deeply unnerving into the undeniably silly (SO MUCH MANIACAL LAUGHTER) before landing on a Lost Highway rip, but when lifting from Eraserhead and Twin Peaks it's dead-on scary. Sound design is great, the grainy look totally works, and it made me nervous to pee afterwards. Can't wait to see what Reeder does next.
If it's weird at the beginning, it succeeds to be even more weird at the end. It probably lacked of the proper budget to make it better especially in the interior shootings, where the photography gets really disappointing. Anyway a surprising indie.