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The Eye

What If The Reflection You Saw Wasn't Yours? 

Year: 2002 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Unknown 
Starring: Unknown  

Blind since the age of two, Mun (Jie) has just had a cornea operation that restored her sight. But she can't recognise herself in the mirror, and she keeps on seeing a strange man in black following her about, just out of the corner of her eye.

ThatÕs as much as i can tell you without ruining the film. A simple set up leads to some strange things, then spooky things, and then some REALLY TERRIFYING things. The Eye is a film that knows how to work the most out of an idea, and it comes up with some inventively scary stuff that you'll be thinking about for days. Of course, at the same time, thinking about those things will make you sleep with the light on, but the insomnia's worthwhile!

The Eye is an old-fashioned horror film, as much about what you don't see as explicit goriness that fills the screen - but it still makes other horror films look as It's A Wonderful Life. Danny Pang is an award-winning editor, and it really shows - the easily scared will be holding the hands of complete strangers and trying not to look, while the less easily scared are still going to be scare d witless. This is a very, very creepy film.

Not only is The Eye frightening, but it looks great as well. Like the Pangs' previous film, Bangkok Dangerous, the cinematography makes for the kind of film you could watch with the sound turned right down. of course, that would be a was te, as would choosing any other horror film over this one. Get ready to sleep with the light on.

Tamsin Archer

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Screenings of this film:

2002/2003 Spring Term (35mm)