Reviews are in: whether or not to see the EDM horror flick, ‘Enter the Dangerous Mind’
A horror movie focused around EDM may read as a ludicrous plot for a satire film, but as directors Youssef Delara and Victor Teran hope to achieve, Enter the Dangerous Mind (EDM) aims to become one of this year’s standout feature length psychological thrillers. A brief description of the film describes it as:
“A socially awkward EDM musician with a traumatic past, a tenuous grip on reality, and voices in his head. When he meets Wendy, he thinks he might finally have a shot at happiness. But as long-buried memories begin to stir, and his crush turns into obsession, Jim finds himself looking into a violent abyss… and he won’t be going alone.”
The film, set for a wide release on February 6th, has also been previously released at independent screenings under the title Snap and features Jake Hoffman of Wolf of Wall Street and Nikki Reed from Twilight.
To help confused or curious viewers decide whether EDM, as the film has cleverly abbreviated itself, is a flop or a worthy flick to see, we’ve compiled a few persuasive reviews.
Music Times says …
UK Horror Scene reviewer Joey Keogh was quick to confirm:
On the other, slightly more positive hand, reviewer Mike Thomas of Match Flick explained …
But was sure to include that …
The film received a surprisingly high 7.6 out of 10 rating on IMDb. Reviewers that caught the film’s screening at SXSW (as Snap) shared their positive, although gut-wrenching responses to the film:
In the end, the musical aspect doesn’t seem to play a large role in a film titled EDM:
Ultimately, the headline worthy title EDM may have more to do with a click bait strategy than film narrative. Not for the faint of heart or even those looking for a horror film with blood and gore, Enter the Dangerous Mind seems to fulfill its destiny as a psychological thriller that explores terrors of the human mind — with just a dash of dubstep on the side.
We’ll let you decide for yourself. Enter the Dangerous Mind is available for pre-order now here and releases in theaters and on iTunes on February 6th.