Starry Eyes is a great independent horror film that follows a young woman who goes further than she ever imagined possible in her quest for fame. Alexandra Essoe turns in a killer performance in the lead role, and we see her character Sarah go through real hell as she abandons all anchors to her past life in the pursuit of her dreams.
We’ve got an exclusive extended Starry Eyes clip, in which Sarah is invited for a meeting with her producer, and finds that she just might be in over her head. One unwelcome aspect to his overture is not entirely unexpected, but there’s a wrinkle that suggests Sarah is facing a weirder situation than most would be prepared for. Read More »
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Starry Eyes answers an old question — what would you do for fame? — with brutal and visceral intensity. The film, written and directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, features Alex Essoe in a figurative and literal star-making turn. She plays Sarah, a young woman whose own self-destructive tendencies play right into the odd desires of one casting director, leading to what could be her big break as the lead actor in a horror feature. But things get really really weird as Sarah is asked to do more than she ever expected to keep her new gig. The film also stars Noah Segan, Pat Healy, Amanda Fuller, Shane Coffer, Fabianne Therese; check out a great Starry Eyes trailer below.
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The SXSW film festival has been ramping up its Midnight programming over the past few years, to the point where each new iteration of the fest sees the debut of at least one or two very worthy genre entries.
Two of the Midnight films this year are 13 Sins and Starry Eyes, and short, violent and intense trailers are available for each. (That’s an excerpt of the spectacular Starry Eyes poster above; see the full image below.) Read More »