Written by Kenna Rae and published on 28dayslateranalysis.com.
Also published in the June/July 2015 issue of Absolute Underground Magazine.
Romain Basset's feature film debut, Horsehead, is conceptually and stylistically cool, but its story makes you work at piecing things together—if you're not careful, you could miss the mark. The film follows in the tradition of other dreamscape horror films like A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Cell, with the protagonist purposely falling into a dream state in order to solve a mystery and/or defeat the enemy. In Horsehead, the lovely Jessica, who studies the power of lucid dreaming, grapples with nightmares. While attempting to control her dreams, she unearths a sinister family secret. However intriguing, this film will have you wishing that you were in your own lucid dream, taking hold of the reins, so you could gain a better understanding of what is happening.
Horsehead begins inside one of Jessica's (Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux) nightmares. . . (cont)