Directed by Romain Basset
Romain Basset's tale follows beautiful young Jessica as she returns to her family's countryside estate for her grandmother's funeral. Haunted by recurring nightmares of a horse-headed monster, Jessica attempts to put her studies of "lucid dreaming" to good use, as she semi-consciously navigates through this dream landscape, trying to discover the secrets behind this sinister apparition. But Jessica must also cope with a hostile mother, and the growing realization that the death of her grandmother was actually a suicide triggered by the woman's past traumas and visions. HORSEHEAD is a feverish, ethereal journey through the world of nightmares.
Haunted by recurring nightmares of a horse-headed monster, Jessica attempts to put her studies of "lucid dreaming" to good use.
Cast: Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Catriona MacColl
definitely feverish with an industrial electronic/dubstep soundtrack that i rather enjoyed. movies that explore layers of dreams and reality meshed over one another are my jam, but this one didn't quite cut it for me. nightmare visuals are worth seeing and the camera work during these scenes gives the impression of nightmares but i was hoping for something more surrealistic during the lucid dream segments. overall an okay watch that brings you into the main character's dizzying world of vague realities, but with a weak plot that doesn't bring anything new to the table.
expected little - enjoyed a LOT! started by half-watching it while cleaning the living room, but was soon engulfed. AWESOME dark electronic music by Benjamin Shielden, and beautiful, horrific, and grotesque, industrial music video-esque, dream sequences and montages were so consistent and engaging throughout the majority of the film. Totally worth a 90 min watch. Get lit and put on your poncho if you're in the front row!
Having grown up on a horse farm, I feel comfortable around horses. But any time a horse is personified as evil in cinema or stories.m pretty critical of horror films from the 2000s: bad CG replacing practical FX, modern times and digital film quality not feeling as scary, the Age of the Mobile Phone,
I'm pretty critical of most horror films of the 2000's: the bad CG & departure from practical FX, unscary modern times, the Age of Mobile Phones, the multitude of (often awful) reboots, etc.
Interesting lucid dreams story, deserves 3 skulls.