I personally was compelled by the texture of this movie. Low tech? The dried blood, swollen wounds, bloodshot discoloration in his eyes, even IN the eyelids (in extreme close-up) etc.... Low tech? I didn't see anywhere that it lacked the proper technical bells and whistles to forward the story with a sense of authenticity. As for the decomposition.. wow! i guess the hollowed out eyes,, needed maggots emerging? No, as far as I'm concerned, the movie was compelling. The only thing I can say I agree with Richard R Szerlong, is that I too, at times, did get confused about what was or wasn't real, but basically kept pace with it. The confusion on our part was probably deliberate to get us in the character's hallucinogenic state of mind? Idk.I think the actor, director, producers etc were outstanding. But then, I don't watch movies a lot, so what do I know?