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Frank's Movie Log

My life at the movies.

Eggshells

1969 | United States | 89 min | More...
A still from Eggshells (1969)
  • Watched on D+: 2 stars (out of 5)
    on Mon Feb 22, 2021 via DVD

    Tobe Hooper’s debut feature. An interesting but flawed combination of cinéma vérité and near surrealism. The nonsense story concerns two hippy couples living in a secluded commune house. Unbeknownst to them, the basement houses a mysterious entity. A cavalcade of visually arresting shots and sequences interrupted by stretches of pretentious dialogue and navel-gazing, it announces Hooper as a visual craftsman capable of marrying realistic and formal extremes.