Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer‘s Starry Eyes (2014) releases on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD on February 3, 2015. The Blu-ray cover art looks very disturbing and unnerving. Are you ready to see what happens to this young actress as she tries to become a movie star? Starring in Starry Eyes (2014) are Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller and Noah Segan.
An aspiring actress finally gets a role to die for in STARRY EYES, "one of the most exciting independent horror films to come out in a long time" (Michele Galgana, Twitch). The nerve-shattering film comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD from MPI Home Video on February 3, 2015.
Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe, Passion Play, Boy Toy) spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships with other struggling artists and competing actors, and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a film from a mysterious production company. But this opportunity comes with some bizarre conditions that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful ... and altogether terrifying.
From the producer of Cheap Thrills and Jodorowsky’s Dune, Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s STARRY EYES is an occult tale of ambition, possession and the true cost of fame.
In addition to Essoe, the cast includes Noah Segan (Looper, Brick, The Picture of Dorian Gray), Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills, Compliance) and Amanda Fuller (The Brittany Murphy Story, Cheap Thrills).
Entertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis called STARRY EYES "a skillful combination of occult thriller and Cronenbergian gruesome-fest. Essoe gives a star-making performance." "One of the best horror films of the year. ... Brilliant and brutal," said Meredith Borders of Badass Digest. "Terrifying," said Time’s Michael Roffman. "If David Lynch and David Cronenberg came together to craft a gory, psychological mindbender, it might be STARRY EYES."
Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include commentary with writer-directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (who previously teamed on Absence) and producer Travis Stevens; 10 deleted scenes; a music video by the film’s composer, Jonathan Snipes; Alex Essoe’s audition video; a behind-the-scenes photo gallery, and the theatrical trailer.
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Directed by Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
Official Synopsis: In Hollywood, the Big Taters'waitress Sarah Walker is an ambitious aspiring actress that suffers from hair pulling disorder. Sarah does not respect her boss Carl or her job since she believes she will be a great actress and this job is temporary only to pay her bills. She shares an apartment with her roommate Tracy that frequently discloses her secrets to their selfish friends Erin that likes to humiliate Sarah and steal her roles; Danny, who is an aspiring director that likes Sarah; Poe and Ashley that are indifferent to her. When Sarah is invited to an audition of the film The Silver Screen from the company Astraeus Pictures, their auditioners do not show any reaction to her performance. When Sarah leaves the audition, she goes to the toilet room and has an attack, pulling her hair and crying. Immediately after, the casting director invites her to return to the room and repeat what she did in the bathroom for her assistant and she. Sarah is invited again to an audition with the producer and when he insinuates to have sex with her, she refuses and goes home. However her ambition prevails and she returns to his house and has oral sex with him. He tells that she wants to be famous, she needs to die and reborn. When Sarah returns home, she finds that her body is deteriorating and she needs to murder her friends to complete her transformation. What will she do?
Cast: Maria Olsen, Pat Healy, Elissa Dowling, Trent Haaga, Fabianne Therese, Leonel Claude, Amanda Fuller, Danny Minnick, Marc Senter, Noah Segan,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy