Faceless After Dark

Rated: Not Rated | Running Time: 83 Minutes
From: Dark Sky Films
In select theaters and on digital places, May 17, 2024

Ahh, be careful if you are a star from a horror movie, those fans are crazy!

Yup, “Faceless After Dark” gives us Bowie (Jenna Kanell). She is a one-hit wonder star in a horror movie with a clown, and while she had her signature line from the movie, and developed a cult following, her horror movie career is stuck in one-hit-wonder mode.

For Bowie, her life is miserable, she gets passed over for every role, and even her best friend Ryan (Danny Kang) can’t get her a job.

So, with some encouragement from Ryan, Bowie starts writing her own script. I mean, why not? “Write what you want to be in” is Ryan’s advice.

What do you do if you decide to write your own script? Yup, you think about your girlfriend who is away, making a movie, maybe smoke something that takes you someplace else, then get weird images through your phone from someone with no caller ID.

Oh, and then start drinking and kind of lose your mind.

Only now you have a problem. You may be in your own, mental craziness, but it’s stalker, fan time!

Enter a dude with some hedge shears, and, well, you can’t really think straight because of all the weird stuff you just inhaled, drank, and well, your own crazy.

So, Bowie finds herself with a crazy fan holding her hostage, him recreating the movie that made her a star, and her running around her girlfriend’s house trying to figure out how to call the cops.

Sure, you think the fan is crazy, I mean he shows up with a clown mask and hedge shears, but in this house, crazy has a new name, and that name is “Bowie.”

So as not to give too much away, let’s just say that Bowie has decided it’s better to recreate the horror movie in her head rather than actually write it.

The gore, thankfully, escalates quickly, and we learn that maybe it isn’t such a good idea to be the stalker of a star in a horror movie.

There were two things I was thinking as I was watching “Faceless After Dark.” First, Jenna Kannel is wonderful in the role of Bowie, the crazy, unstable horror film star. While we quickly develop the knowledge that Bowie is crazier than her fans, it was fun seeing Bowie sink deeper and deeper into her psychosis, much to the dismay of her stalker fans.

The second thing I couldn’t help but think was that her woman is gonna be pissed when she gets home.

Surprisingly, though, her woman, Jessica (Danielle Lyn), appears to live the life of “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

“Faceless After Dark” does a great job taking you into the psychosis of a movie star stuck as a one-hit-wonder of a horror movie. The gore isn’t completely crazy, but it is solid as things escalate while the film progresses, and I loved the scene where Bowie tries to use an Apple, lightning charging cord to charge a Samsung Phone. I’m just like that.

It’s a solid 4 stars out of 5 for “Faceless After Dark.” Enjoy the psychosis of a horror movie star!

That’s it for this one! I’m Andy! L8R!!