Occasionally a film comes along that is evident the story derived and evolved from something deep inside the filmmakers heart and mind. The amount of passion and hard work poured into it makes for an awarding winning film.
What They Say won about a half dozen awards at horror film fests including Best Director, Best Editing and Best Actress. Heather Dorff who won the best actress award also wrote the film. When she wrote the story it was during a dark time of her life, so it was only fitting for her to play the main role as she already was submerged into the character and what is going through the characters mind. Heather’s role (casted as “Unnamed”) is dark, sad, and even brutal, but the scariest part is that in reality there are elements of her character that are deep inside each and every one of us, whether you admit it or not.
They thought she had the perfect life; wealthy and privileged, an honor student with her whole life mapped out. What they didn’t know was what lied inside of her; pain and anguish; tearing at her until there was nothing left.
Lost and alone, the young women (Heather Dorff), finds solace in the form of a glistening blade, splitting her skin deeply. Her self-indulgent mother and obnoxious sister (Kelsey Zukowski), are completely oblivious to her inner-turmoil. She has long since become numb to the world around her, getting that sensual release, as the razor cuts deeper, watching the blood drip, is all that matters. As soon as the last drop falls, the calm is stripped away from her with it. How far will she go to silence the hunger that now consumes her? Will she be able to regain control of her life, body, and sanity?
Not only does her sensual release come from cutting herself with a razor, she also gets the pleasure of when her inner demons visualize slicing up the people around her with a straight razor. Those scenes are gruesome and creative making it obvious why this film won multiple awards.
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