Dread Central Movie Review - Berberian Sound Studio


The biggest risk Berberian Sound Studio takes that will be construed as both the film’s greatest strength and weakness (depending on the filmgoer) is that Strickland bravely never shows you the actual film the sound studio is working on. At first this is remarkably cunning as viewers are easily left amused by just hearing the synopses of every scene, which include witches burning at the stake and female victims having sizzling red pokers being jammed into their vaginas. For its first half Berberian Sound Studio is able to glorify the giallo sub-genre while also exemplifying its many weaknesses in a brilliant manner.

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