Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Review

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Review

Horrorific content by ScottyHorror on January 23rd, 2022 | Movie Review | David Lynch, Cult Classic, Psychological, Mystery

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A high school girl is being haunted by disturbing dreams and images while a mysterious man seems to be linked to these terrifying occurrences while the FBI are investigating strange murders.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” is a prequel to the “Twin Peaks” series directed by David Lynch. It starts Sheryl Lee, Kyle MacLachlan, and Ray Wise. All of whom starred in the original tv series. As a prequel to “Twin Peaks”, the film is able to be a little more graphic than what could be shown on normal primetime tv in the 90s.

Meet Laura Palmer... In a town where nothing is as it seems... And everyone has something to hide.

Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me Review

The mesmerizing score by Angelo Badalamenti is perfect for setting the tone of confusion, melodrama and a feeling of being lost. What needs to be noted when watching is the beginning of the film and the strange tonal change. The beginning seems to like a film noir that has been made a tad campy. However, The atmosphere changes drastically once it follows Laura through her terrifying journey.

How can you describe David Lynch as a director? Is he a raving lunatic or a genius of the surreal? One thing that can almost certainly happen when you watch anything he has directed is the feeling of being in a daze. With his and Mark Frost’s cult classic tv series “Twin Peaks”, you are put through a dream. In a dream, somethings truly don’t make much sense but it feels like there is a purpose behind them. Every shot within the film has a foreboding feel like staring at something that you just can’t ignore.

Watching Laura slip into a hole of depravity is something that almost feels familiar to those who have been through some sort of trauma. Laura is trying to get rid of a feeling of dread by using drugs and sex. She is making decisions that don’t just hurt her but hurts the ones who love her. Trying to rid a pain is hard to explain fully as a person just doesn’t want to feel terrible anymore. Desperation sets in as Laura knows that the entity after her will never stop until it fully consumes her.

Worth Watching?

"Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" is a must watch for those who enjoy a surreal and compromising viewing. David Lynch leaves an unsettling depiction of feeling desperate and complete confusion. Fans of the original series will enjoy tremendously.

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