Danny Villanueva, Jr.’s ‘I Dream Of A Psychopomp’ – Movie Review

I Dream Of A Psychopomp is a unnerving and emotional ride. The upcoming anthology film follows a grieving widower haunted by the distressed ghost of his recently deceased wife. He is soon visited in his dreams by a psychopomp, the spiritual guide of a living person’s soul, who teaches him about the spirit world and soul guiding through stories of death and the supernatural.

The film shows a total of three different stories involving death: “SpellBound Monster Hop,” “Answers,” and “Until Forever.”

“SpellBound Monster Hop”

This is the first of the three tales. While watching this one, it took me a few minutes to realize what was happening. “SpellBound Monster Hop” falls to second place for me if I had to rank the stories. It’s unsettling and tragic, and it didn’t freak me out as much as the second tale.


The second of the three tales is truly my favourite and, in my personal opinion, the most unsettling of the three stories. I won’t reveal what the tale is about. However, if you wanted a hint, imagine Prisoners (2013) meets supernatural entities. It also gave me The House That Jack Built vibes, just less intense.

“Until Forever”

“Until Forever” is the third and final story in I Dream Of A Psychopomp, I personally didn’t like this one, but I’m sure most people will enjoy it. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. Still, the aesthetic of the set alone is worth watching the last story.

I Dream Of A Psychopomp is a beautiful film, a psychedelic movie with small changes that have an important part to play in each story. One thing I enjoyed about it was that the special effects gave me late ’90s, early 2000s vibes. It felt like I was watching an episode of Are You Afraid Of The Dark? All around, I Dream Of A Psychopomp is a great watch and nice change compared to other anthology films.

About Jazmine Hiller

Just a Canadian girl who loves horror movies and old music. I grew up watching horror with older siblings, and cousins but I really fell in love when I watched Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street, and I've been in love ever since.

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