Let's get right to the point: 2013 was not exactly a banner year for our beloved horror genre. Oh sure, you'll always find a good batch a horror flicks over any 12-month period, but if you scour the 2013 release calendar you'll notice that A) Hollywood studios released very few horror flicks this year, and B) the indie filmmaker and distributors (as usual) really stepped in to fill that void.
Berberian Sound Studio
Set in 1970, Berberian Sound Studio is about a reputable British sound designer who arrives in Italy to begin post-production work on a new film. Unfortunately for the uncomfortable Gilderoy (Toby Jones), the project he's working on is a horror film of a decidedly grotesque nature.
Berberian Sound Studio tells the story of a sound engineer Gilderoy, played by the tiny and creepy Toby Jones, who is working on an Italian horror film in the ‘70s. Slowly, the engineer’s job becomes an obsession and life imitates art, evoking giallo greats in both storyline and visuals.
Boy, was I excited to see this film. I’d heard great things.