FROM THURSDAY 16 JUNE
The mere thought of a collaboration between Werner Herzog, the Germanic master documentary filmmaker and supreme voice-over artist, and David Lynch, the brilliant brainchild born of the dark side of suburbia, sets the mind reeling. Think about the script discussions! The on-set debates! I can’t wait for the DVD with a commentary track!
Sadly, Lynch is just one of the executive producers of this profoundly weird (in a very reassuring Herzogian way) fictionalised descent into the mind of a disturbed killer. It’s based on the true story of the murderous thespian Mark Yavorsky, who cut up his dear old mum with a machete in 1979. It features solid performances by Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe and Chloë Sevigny, and a suitably haunting soundtrack by Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger, but it’s unfortunately marred by murky cinematography.Tweet