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Finally a horror movie discovers something more scary than killers, demons, torture, zombies, etc: the mind-numbing, sterile banality of a top 40 pop song. The human potential to NOT think. The social leverage offered by acting exactly like one's peers. Entering a generation raised by overgrown children and babysat by the internet, this film couldn't be more relevant. Don't even try to make "sense" (whatever that means) of the plot; the harder you try to get it, the less you'll get it. Though it has characters and never seems to totally commit to surrealism, it's a story that uses images and shadows of symbols rather than linear logic.
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