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The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

The Perfection

Two musicians get romantically involved and go down a sinister path.
Psychological Thriller

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Insects: 
Cockroach
Larva
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Object: 
Drug
6
Almost perfect!
5.04
5.04
8
7.04
2
1
3
Performances
Pace
Plot
An emerging romance between two musical prodigies turns into something awful and sinister for one of them. The film starts lavishly, and on a fun vibe, which only serves the plot when things get ugly. The contrast is upsetting. When a major twist strikes, thirty minutes in, you won’t know what hit you. Give it ten more minutes and it will bend your mind.
We walk the fine line between reality and surrealism, which adds depth to an otherwise simple film. When stripped of all its artistic details, The Perfection isn’t rocket science, but it keeps you guessing and it’s unpredictable. That said, every time the movie goes in mindfuck territory, it divides its audience. This becomes obvious in the last act, as things get artsy.
The Perfection is one of these undermarketed gems that still get the intention they deserve. It’s not one you’ll revisit often, but it’s satisfying the first time around. There are surprises ahead, and they’re told brilliantly. The cinematography is clever; the script superior. The performances are stellar. The only problem with this film is that it isn’t longer, and I guess that’s a good thing!
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