DEEP SLEEP (2013)

The Strange Color of Your Body Tears took the standard Giallo format and transformed it into a full blown assault on the senses. While that film tried to redefine (and successfully did) the genre, this one attempts to recreate it with painful accuracy. The filmmakers succeed and if I were to rate the movie on intention it would be a 5 but that attention to nuance also hinders it’s enjoyability. For the first 15 minutes it is impressive. The music, the grainy film look and slick POV shots. But after those fifteen minutes have passed it never offers anything else. Did I mention the credits? It pads its 75 minute runtime with 2 sets of opening and 2 sets of finishing credits. I felt like most of my time was spent guessing what the Italian actually read. Overall, it feels incomplete but I will look forward to seeing what this director does next.

2.5 STARS

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