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Night Terrors

by Lamps and Plants

A narcoleptic girl is plagued by nightmares and tormented by a sleep paralysis demon until she forms an unlikely relationship.


Oneiric tale of a lonely girl's struggles with sleep, where visages dripping with neon hues and a killer synth soundtrack really captured a dreamy tone and made us as viewers question what was real.

I liked how the team took a show don't tell approach to key plot elements, such as the sleep journal, and the lead actress sold her narcolepsy well on screen. The humour was sardonic yet socially conscious and brought a smile to my face.

The lighting was indeed absolutely fantastic, and whilst watching at home I noticed a handful of shots ever so slightly out of focus, this was balanced out by the atmopshere that the overall mis en scene generated.

In terms of areas of the film where I felt it could have slightly improved, whilst I found the comedy amusing, some was a little crude and felt like a tonal shift (eg, "I'm going to go jack off"). Also the ending was not quite a home run to me, but I may have been wrong in my intepretation and if it was meant to reframe how we looked at the prior events then that is actually a positive.

Story: 3.5/5
Technical: 3.5/5
Elements: 3/5
Overall: 3.5/5

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