More like Lucas Blackhole of Charisma amiright?
There's stuff to like here -- Cronenberg's eye for geometry and blocking, the eerie detached performances, the 70s decor and shift to vibrant colors. But it doesn't really work and suffers from the lack of dialogue and plot. The inconsistency of the soundtrack did not work for me (the frequent silence had a dulling effect) and it prevented the atmosphere from taking hold. When the ambient noise crept in things became more engaging but long passages of people standing still and having conversations without any vocals became tiresome. There's elements of the future filmmaker here for sure but it's absolutely the work of a talented amateur.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Punishes its protagonist for the horrible crime of ... exposing frauds and exploiters?
An attempt at an anthology style horror film with no sense for how to do the wrap around segments, wholly underwhelming with terrible dialogue delivered poorly even by a veteran like Martin Freeman.
I'll admit to being spooked during the night watchman sequence, but even that drops the ball in its reveal. Whereas the kid who finds a demon and the rest of the jump scare laden…