Published on October 15th, 2020 | by gareth0
The fourth and in my opinion best of the four announced Blumhouse films for Amazon Prime has arrived with “Nocturne”. The film stars Sydney Sweeney and Madison Iseman as twins Juliet and Vivian. Both attend a noted music school and Vivian is a prodigy who has been accepted to Julliard upon completion of her studies.
Juliet had applied only to Julliard but was not accepted and this has caused issues with the faculty who had encouraged her to apply to other schools as well due to the 7% acceptance of Julliard and the longs odds of one or both of them being accepted.
When the top musician at the school kills herself, a spot to do a featured performance at an upcoming showcase arises and Vivian is asked to perform as she is clearly the next in line. Juliet comes into possession of a mysterious notebook filled with strange drawings that belonged to the recently departed former prodigy and she becomes obsessed with the drawings which seem to predict the future and in turn cause her to add drawings of her own to them.
This starts a chain of events where Juliet sees a change in personality where she begins to covet her sister’s talent, success, boyfriend, and more and begins a chain of events that will upturn their lives.
The film like the prior three Blumhouse Amazon films is not scary nor overly intense but it does have an engaging story and characters which will keep you watching and delivers an entertaining twist on films such as “The Competition” which depict the struggles and conflicts of aspiring musicians.
3.5 stars out of 5