31 Days of Streaming Horror: ‘Always Shine’ Explores the Horrors of Jealousy and Self-Doubt

/Film | 10/23/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October, we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: Always Shine (2016).

Jealousy, guilt, doubt, and rage swirl together in Sophia Takal‘s haunting Always Shine. A sun-dappled tale of identity that feels influenced by both Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, Always Shine follows two friends who are both struggling actresses. Beth (Caitlin FitzGerald) is starting to move beyond the “struggling” camp as her career beings to take off and she’s getting better-paying gigs. Her best friend Anna (Mackenzie Davis) isn’t so lucky. She’s stuck working for nothing in student films, just waiting for her big break.

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The two friends plan a trip out to Big Sur, but what should be an excuse for two old friends to reconnect turns sinister as the weekend grinds on. Anna’s jealousy at Beth’s success festers. Beth, meanwhile, is so insecure she can’t really comprehend why Anna would be jealous of her. Emotions run high and things eventually boil over, resulting in a shocking turn of events.

And then things get weird.

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