Horsehead

Horsehead

Directed by Romain Basset

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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

Member Reviews

do i really know what was going on here? not particularly. did i enjoy it? i...think so?? the titular creature was incredibly cool. if you like tarsem singh's the cell, or panos kosmatos, you might like this one

knifewizard
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5 days ago

Camera work is excellent, lighting as well! Rather simple story told in a more complex manner, which I can appreciate when done well. The film did leave out a crucial aspect when you do that though, which is emotion. I never felt attached to any characters, which meant the story that SHOULD have you emotionally invested fell a bit flat and felt drawn out. Dialog was bit under par. But, for the visuals, set design, and sound, gains 3 on their own. I do think this director is worth revisiting, I'll be seeing what else he has done.

Murdock64
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2 weeks ago

well made, well shot, visually very good, well acted, but i honestly can say I'm probably not going to be a big fan of artsy horror movies. plus what a shock religion is the real horror.

Gengarhaunts87
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1 month ago

This feels like someone had an idea for a music video and thought that music video should be turned into a 90 minute movie. The dream sequences were very pretty, but there wasn't much substance to the movie as a whole.

JawboneJack
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1 month ago

honestly, i thought the movie was interesting. i do think there could have been a few more things explained.

Boo-Giddy
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1 month ago