“Love Lies Bleeding” is endlessly thrilling, unapologetically gruesome, and potently lustful in its perception of love, or in this case, more so in the idea of attachment. Rose Glass immediately develops an identity on a pulsating energy that intensifies as secrets begin to unravel and intertwine with one another, paired with a score that’ll find its way beneath your skin. The visual details are addictive. From extreme close up shots enhanced by an accurate, yet sometimes uncomfortable sound design, to a dark red color palette and slower frames of movement to provoke darkness and uneasiness. Due to timely humor and several montage sequences, there’s a lighthearted disguise that masks the severity of how exaggerated and ambitious this story actually is.
LOVE LIES BLEEDING
Revenge gets ripped.
DIRECTOR(S): Rose Glass
SCREENWRITER(S): Rose Glass, Weronika Tofilska
PRODUCER(S): Oliver Kassman
CAST: Kristen Stewart, Katy O’Brian, Ed Harris, Dave Franco, Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov