I actually really enjoyed this film, not because it was overly scary, though it did have its moments of unsettling creepiness, and tone. But my hat is off in a 5 star praise for two major reasons. One, the story telling is absolutely original, although there will be some familiar moments similar to other movies, the story as a whole is completely its own. The second, is the main characters acting ability, the main character if you haven't guessed from the trailer is a mental disabled main, and having worked personal myself with many mentally impaired individuals in my life, the actor does a phenomenal job portraying someone with a handicap. It is done in a way which seems both authentic and as strange as it may sound (especially if you have viewed the movie) respectful. Now this movie didn't blow me away by any means, but, even with that said, I felt that my money to rent it was well spent, and it is certainly a movie that I will be watching again sooner rather then later. As an overview, the movie does have some pretty jarring gore, in some spots, so if you cant handle some body horror then I would say watch but be prepared for it. The movie isn't exactly frightening or scary really, but is very unsettling and creepy, and it sticks throughout. My only caveat is that the movie could have been served by better atmosphere throughout, many of the scenes are either at night, in a lighted bedroom, or home, or in broad daylight. I really feel that the movie would have been MUCH creepier, and more engrossing, if we had a atmosphere of dreariness, or rain to go with the changing of the mood and tone of the tale as it went on. This could have been a budget issue, but, I think honestly if the atmosphere fit the story throughout the film better, this would have been easily a 5 star movie for me. overall I recommend the film, if you are a fan of horror movies, I think at the very least you will be entertained, and for the most part pleased.
When I was a kid I saw some artwork that had been made by people suffering from schizophrenia, the art itself wasn't particularly scary but something about it made it seem like it was something I shouldn't be looking at. This movie is a lot like that, I came away feeling disturbed and creeped out but I cant really tell why.
Wow!!!! Love that this movie was free on Prime! What an interesting outlook on mental illness, and a great movies to really get you thinking about your dreams! I would say this movies is well worth watching!!!!
I would have given that movie 6 stars if I could have. The editing, the effects, everything, was good. The visuals from the trailer were enough to make me want to watch this movie, but the story itself is so insane that I was transfixed the whole movie. It's a shame that the director is dead, I would have watched everything that he did in the future just from what I saw in this movie. I't definitely the best horror/thriller that I've seen in the last 20 years.
I don't write many reviews, but this deserves it for how unique it is, alone. It's decently surreal, very original, very strange, and very dark. That said, it's also a bit disjointed and there are some large plot holes. It's still worth your time.