- horror reviews - MOH 2020


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 20min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Plot Summary: A brilliant painter facing the worst creative block of her life turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece, spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: Bonkers drug-fueled vampire story. There is almost no objective viewpoint in this movie, plot is minimal, and the style is agressive. Low budget, 80s-style filmaking. A short, wild fever dream ride. Recommended for cult film fans.

Outside Reviews:

Katie Rife
Grade: B - Spirits were high for the Overlook Film Festival's druggy, devil-worshipping return to New Orleans

The third film in Overlook's unofficial Freakout Trilogy is straightforward in its message: It's the drugs, man. Like Daniel Isn't Real, Bliss (Grade: B) represents a stylistic leap forward for its director, Joe Begos (The Mind's Eye, Almost Human), whose decision to shoot his new movie on 16mm gives its torrid sexuality and Fulci-style ooze a tactile grindhouse grime that plays like Gaspar Noe by way of Abel Ferrara. Dora Madison, best known for her roles on "Chicago Fire" and "Friday Night Lights", gives a balls-to-the-wall performance as Dezzy, a brash and hedonistic painter famous for her heavy-metal album covers who gives in to a powerful hallucinogen called Bliss in a moment of professional crisis. Where the story goes from there isn't unprecedented, but both Madison and Begos are so committed that it works.