Main Plot Points:
- Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break.
After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.
- From the producer of Cheap Thrills and Jodorowsky’s Dune, Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch’s Starry Eyes is an occult tale of ambition, possession, and the true cost of fame.
What We Thought:
- I really wanted to love Starry Eyes. It’s an intriguing concept. It should be a homerun for me. But it wasn’t.
- Besides reviewing movies I’m also an actor and filmmaker so I totally got the audition process and the bitchiness among other actors. I’ve been in that audition room. I’ve been to that second call back. I get it.
- I get hearing “friends” compliment and congratulate you and then talk crap about the project. I get wanting to do whatever it takes to get that life changing part.
- So why didn’t I love it? I don’t know. I like horror movies. This isn’t a shaky cam crapfest like most horror movies today so that should be a positive as well.
- The lead actress is attractive, but not so super hot that it seems fake. There’s some good gore and killings. I like the twist of what’s really going on behind the production.
- So I really can’t tell you why I didn’t love Starry Eyes. It’s interesting and pretty unique, but something about it still didn’t sit with me. I still recommend it, but I’ve liked a few other horror movies recently better than this.
- Commentary with writer-directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, and producer Travis Stevens
- 10 Deleted Scenes
- Jonathan Snipes Music Video
- Alexandra Essoe Audition Video
- Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Alex Essoe
- Pat Healy
- Nick Simmons
Recommended if You Like:
- The Canal
- The Taking of Deborah Logan
- Horror films of today