Review by Annabelle Lecter
I've just watched HORSEHEAD for the second time. It's beautiful, unique; a surreal fairytale ghost story - perhaps. There's some extremely dark things going on here, and whether they are truly supernatural or only delusion and fever dreams, well watch it to get your answers.
Super acting, characters are well written. But, the male villain - I do not understand why they chose this particular actor. The deep, mature voice of an intimidating sounding man is used for someone who is physically youthful and pretty who really doesn't fit that sound whatsoever. Although I appreciate the strangeness to the voice being obviously disconnected for the purposes of surrealism, that's the only logic I can find to it - to make it obvious that the voice does not match the physical. If that's the case, not worth it in my opinion and it held the film back from being greater. Not that he is a bad actor, just inappropriate, I think. A great villain is as important as a great lead. Though the casting is otherwise solid, and he's not so out of place as to undermine the overall power of the film.
A really enjoyable watch if you like surreal gothic visuals with a rabbithole plot that needs to be paid close attention to.
Distributed through Artsploitation Films
DVD UPC: 854555004910
BLU UPC: 851597006001
DVD SRP: $24.99
BLU SRP: $29.99
Synopsis: Beautiful young Jessica returns to her family's countryside estate for her grandmother's funeral where she is haunted by recurring nightmares of a horse-headed monster. As she attempts to semi-consciously navigate through this dream landscape, Jessica begins to discover the secrets behind this sinister apparition. Haunting and horrific, surreal and shocking, HORSEHEAD is a horror-fantasy that pay tribute to the classic European shockers of Dario Argento and Mario Bava while delivering unforgettable images that both disturb and enchant.
Bonus Features: INSIDE HORSEHEAD Making of, Four short films, Trailer
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