“He needs an assistant, not a writer. That’s his job. So what are you?”
interesting negotiation of narrative power. Braden Croft has put much thought into deconstructing the process of storytelling, blurring reality and fiction for both narrator and audience with a series of violent procedures and increasing lapses in liability
however, i think the writing severely lacks in coherence and ample elegance to carry this out to its full potential. only when the biblical last act somewhat strings it together again does it actually feel like the confusing first hour is worth sitting through. but i love these stories about stories, especially if they have the weird fiction twist to them in the lovecraftian fashion (though you won’t find any monsters here per se). makes you very aware of the intermediality of its themes.
i also dig the setting and main actress Sara Garcia has the makings of a big star.