This one goes back to my heavier Netflix days. It’s not the easiest DVD to find either. I finally found a physical DVD at a used movie/game/book store in Auburn Hills, MI. I was pretty pumped to find it sealed at a used price. This Dark Sky release is a nicely done and underrated horror film. It runs along the lines of films like Black Swan and The Neon Demon. While it isn’t quite as good as either one, it still manages to build an effective aesthetic whole implementing brutal gore at the end.
For a Netflix movie that you’ve never heard of, this one is pretty good. Now if you are in horror circles, you may have at least heard of it. It has, after all, been getting some decent reviews. You just need to know where to find the reviews, and this is one of those places.
When I posted my #NowWatching pic on Instagram for this film, I was met with hit and miss comments. One person said it was great. The next person said it was boring as hell until the last twenty minutes. This is a pretty common theme on my Instagram page though. People have very different preferences in the horror world. The Babadook, for instance, was insanely polarizing on my IG. Half the people said it was the best film of the year, while the other half said it was the most overrated of the year. I have a feeling, as more people watch Starry Eyes, similar results will come about. I understand that people have a natural tendency to overexaggerate. But most of the time, I think they’re just being dicks because they have a certain amount of anonymity on the internet.