Amazon Original Movie: ‘Nocturne’ (2020) Movie Review

If I’m being completely honest, Blumhouse films are typically not my cup of tea. I watch so many great quality indie horror films that when I see a film with a huge budget I expect more but usually, they don’t deliver. However their new series of films, Welcome to Blumhouse (check out our review for The LieHERE), is a complete game-changer. Nocturne is one of them, a new Amazon original feature, and a must-see!


This film was written and directed by Zu Quirke with a cast starring Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon, and Ivan Shaw.

Synopsis for Nocturne

An incredibly gifted pianist makes a Faustian bargain to overtake her older sister at a prestigious institution for classical musicians.

Nocturne is not an original idea, but nonetheless, it was delivered beautifully. In many aspects, this film reminded me of cult classics such as Suspiria and Black Swan between the tone and unique choice of colors. I don’t know if Nocture will ever rank as high as those films, but it definitely deserves some recognition.

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All of the performances are phenomenal in this film, probably the best out of the Welcome to Blumhouse series. Sydney Sweeney always delivers her best but she rose to the occasion with this character and really showed her acting range and a different side of her. Madison Iseman is another rising star that proves time and time again that she is a brilliant actress. They both played their characters perfectly and exceptionally portrayed the thin line between love and hate.

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Nocturne kept me at the edge of my seat, leaving me wanting more and more. A thrilling, spell-binding experience that will have your pulse racing. The ending left me feeling a bit disappointed, though, mostly because it was very bleak and I wasn’t ready for it to be over.

Final Thoughts

If you love a good horror-thriller that is beautifully shot with great performances and unexpected twists, Nocturne is for you and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime!


About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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