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My Little Eye


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My Little Eye has a tried and tested Hollywood formula: take two other concepts, and stick them together to form one film. Thus, My Little Eye is a mixture of The Blair Witch Project and Big Brother. Some of you readers are thinking that this sounds hackneyed and dull, and others are dreamily wondering what it would have been like if somebody had started murdering the contestants on celebrity Big Brother. (Yes, more interesting.) The latter I will leave in their little daydream, and to the rest of you I say that this is actually a good film.

When six strangers volunteer for a new reality TV show, they are sent to a house in the middle of nowhere. At first, the CCTV cameras (through which you see the entire film) show harmony and good will. That soon degenerates into bitching and sexual tension, and then, in the final few weeks, things start getting creepy.

The lack of plot happenings is turned into an advantage as the film builds slowly to its climax. Unease and paranoia predominate, as out-of-focus or unseen things prowl the house. The soundtrack is as groundbreaking and effective as Bernard Hermann's was for Psycho, all strange electronic sounds, white noise and whirring camera servo motors.

Of course, when I said good, I didn't mean good in the Citizen Kane sense; My Little Eye is not art, but a horror genre film. But if you like your horror tense and creepy, this film will delight you no end.

Phoebe Longford

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Screenings of this film:

2002/2003 Spring Term (35mm)
2002/2003 Spring Term (35mm)