Berberian Sound Studio is a film that I can’t recommend to everyone. Why? Well, because it’s not really a horror film. But it is about giallo films. Toby Jones (The Mist, Kaleidoscope) plays Gilderoy, a sound designer who has been hired to fly to Italy to work on a movie called The Equestrian Vortex. While we never see said project ourselves (at least, no more than a few frames), we hear it. And the things we hear make it very clear that our mild-mannered hero is helping to create what might be the most terrifying film ever made. So begins a downward spiral into insanity.
Berberian Sound Studio is for genre fans who are looking for something different. If nothing else, I guarantee you have never seen – or heard – anything like this. Oh, yeah . . . and now I really want to see The Equestrian Vortex, the nonexistent film-within-a-film.