23 May 2016 | claudio_carvalho
Disturbing with Potential to Be Great
In Hollywood, the Big Taters'waitress Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe) is an ambitious aspiring actress that suffers from hair pulling disorder. Sarah does not respect her boss Carl (Pat Healy) or her job since she believes she will be a great actress and this job is temporary only to pay her bills. She shares an apartment with her roommate Tracy (Amanda Fuller) that frequently discloses her secrets to their selfish friends Erin (Fabianne Therese) that likes to humiliate Sarah and steal her roles; Danny (Noah Segan), who is an aspiring director that likes Sarah; Poe (Shane Coffey) and Ashley (Natalie Castillo) that are indifferent to her. When Sarah is invited to an audition of the film The Silver Scree from the company Astraeus Pictures, their auditioners do not show any reaction to her performance. When Sarah leaves the audition, she goes to the toilet room and has an attack, pulling her hair and crying. Immediately after, the casting director (Maria Olsen) invites her to return to the room and repeat what she did in the bathroom for her assistant (Marc Senter) and she. Sarah is invited again to an audition with the producer (Louis Dezseran) and when he insinuates to have sex with her, she refuses and goes home. However her ambition prevails and she returns to his house and has oral sex with him. He tells that she wants to be famous, she needs to die and reborn. When Sarah returns home, she finds that her body is deteriorating and she needs to murder her friends to complete her transformation. What will she do?
"Starry Eyes" is a disturbing horror film with potential to be great. The story is a sort of gore version of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray", where the body of the lead actress deteriorates instead of her body, with "Faust". Alex Essoe has a top-notch performance and the gore scenes are impressive. The plot has flaws, without any explanation about the cult or how the deaths could be explained to the police, families and landlords, maybe because of the low-budget. The conclusion does not show Sarah famous but she probably might be. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): Not Available on Blu-Ray or DVD.