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Starry Eyes (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Essoe ... Sarah (as Alexandra Essoe)
Amanda Fuller ... Tracy
Noah Segan ... Danny
Fabianne Therese ... Erin
Shane Coffey ... Poe
Natalie Castillo ... Ashley
Pat Healy ... Carl
Nick Simmons ... Ginko
Maria Olsen ... The Casting Director
Marc Senter ... The Assistant
Louis Dezseran Louis Dezseran ... The Producer
Danny Minnick ... Reggie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Alvarado ... Hipster
Spencer Baik Spencer Baik ... Hipster
Denis Bolotski Denis Bolotski ... Heinrich
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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 ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dreams require sacrifice ... and so do they See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

USA | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starry Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$10,220
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Simmons who stars as Ginko, is the son of Gene Simmons from the band KISS. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah was in the office of Tater Tots discussing her future as a waitress with the manager, a schedule of names with their hours are a board in the background behind the manager. Later on, when she's back in the same office again, asking the manager for her job back after she quit, Sarah's name along with the number of hours are still on that board. See more »

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The Casting Director: Thank you, Sarah. We'll be in touch.
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Better Than Expected
12 May 2015 | by NecroambulantSee all my reviews

Since it's still on Netflix, everyone who enjoys horror movies should take the time to watch Starry Eyes. It is a deeply unsettling exploration of ambition and just how far down a horrifyingly dark path that ambition takes the protagonist. Of course this is a god awful extreme and wholly impossible example of the dangers of ambition, with a suitably gory and violent climax; it is, after all, a horror movie. It really is a fascinating story though, complete with a cult consisting of Satanic Hollywood producers, the occult, and murder. There is a lovely meta element to the movie, wherein a movie producer talks about how disgusting and pathetic ambition makes people in the filmmaking industry...which serves as a bit of foreshadowing just before everything goes terribly sideways. I noticed that it was still available on Netflix this afternoon and decided that I should recommend it.


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