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A still from Eggshells (1969)

Eggshells

1969 | United States | 89 min
  • Watched on Monday Feb 22, 2021 via DVD
    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Tobe Hooper’s debut. 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 dialog and navel-gazing, it announces Hooper as a visual craftsman capable of marrying realistic and formal extremes.