What the hell happened to Abel Ferrara? Back in the 90's, he was easily one of my favorite directors but it has been almost 20 years since he has released anything remotely interesting. Anyway, I was still eager to check this movie since it was his directing debut but, to be honest, it wasn't really good, I'm afraid. In fact, it was pretty much the worst movie I have seen from this director so far (I also didn't like 'Body Snatchers' but I saw it decades ago and I should check it out again at some point). Basically, it was some indie feature directed on a shoe-string budget and even though you have some other directors like David Lynch, Christopher Nolan or Kevin Smith who managed to deliver something amazing with some similar circumstances, unfortunately, Abel Ferrara gave us something terribly disjointed and messy. On top of that, it was also seriously pretentious. I mean, Ferrara gave himself the lead character who turned out to be a great misunderstood painter with not one but two hot girlfriends. At some point, somehow, the guy became a psychopath for no obvious reason and, as a result, half of the movie was also a really half-baked horror film. Anyway, to conclude, this movie was clearly a warm-up for Ferrara who had to play around before becoming a really solid director and I don't think it is really worth a look, except maybe if you are a die-hard fan of this director.