Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me ★★★★★

The beloved prom queen trapped in a town where everyone loves and adores her yet nobody actually knows her, only finding some semblance of peace and safety in her own death, eternally in the red room. If the conceit of the original run of Peaks is the idyllic American soap being shaken and traumatised to its core by an act of violence so unimaginable it slowly descends into a surreal nightmarish hellscape than this is about the girl who was already trapped deep in that hellscape while the world around her pretends it doesn’t exist. Forever too emotionally overwhelmed by this to accurately put my thoughts into words but the way Lynch navigates & empathises with Laura’s pain & visualises her suffering through this sensory assault is the most emotionally cogent horror ever put to screen for me. One of the most devastating things ever made, flawless, one of the best films ever made all that jazz etc. etc. etc.

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