The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

Horror-on-Sea 2017: Seaside Horror Warms up Winter Twisted Love Triangle Campaign 'Nicole, her Ex & the Killer' Kicks Off Frozen Fear: Horror With a Little Extra Chill How Horror Games Give Us The Fright We're Looking For
Atmosfear: The Attraction of Horror Games The Top 5 Online Horror Games 'Don't F#ck in the Woods' Says New Independent Creature Feature Entering the Next Level of Fear

THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway
THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway
Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava
WIN What We Become on DVD
WIN What We Become on DVD
WIN The Walking Dead Comics Companion Book
WIN The Walking Dead Comics Companion Book
WIN Tower of London on Dual Format
WIN Tower of London on Dual Format


The Eye
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

The Eye (2002)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner."


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 09 May 2004 My Rating: out of 5

 

I had been desperate to check this film out since I first heard about it, but never got around to it until now (thanks JD). I was extremely let down to say the least!!

The film centres on Mun, a young woman who has been blind since the age of 2. Mun receives a cornea transplant at the beginning of the film and soon discovers that she sees way more than she expected to.

The film borrows heavily....ok....rips off....just about every recent psychological horror film, and then some, that I have ever seen!!

The Pang brothers openly admit that the idea for the story came from real news incidents, but what they were not so quick to admit was the fact that the rest of their ideas came from 'Body Bags', 'The Sixth Sense', 'Ring', 'Carrie', 'Final Destination', 'Dark Water' and even 'The Mothman Prophecies' to name but a few!!

Ok, so the horror genre is known for repetition, but I'm sorry, you have to have a unique trait now that will make your movie stand from the crowd, or at very least make sure that the audience knows that you are merely trying to entertain them, the movie appeared to be pretentious in my eyes.

The cast were very good, especially Angelica Lee as Mun, who did make me feel sympathetic towards her, and the film did have tense moments especially the scene in the elevator but that was about all that it had to offer. I cannot even credit the Pang Brothers for their aesthetic sensibilities, as there was nothing amazing or even standout about their technique.

The Eye takes ideas from every piece of Western folklore you have ever heard, and mixes it with the best scenes from better movies making it a so-so mildly watchable horror thriller.

OVERALL SUMMARY
In the end, I saw right through The Eye and the fact that everyone who has seen this was sucked in by it is what scares me the most. Let's hope that if the Cruise / Wagner remake ever materialises that they will take the premise and fully capitalise on it's potential.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



Watch and Stream Horror Movies Online
using the Vidmate App

LATEST REVIEWS

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Movie Review

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A

Suspiria Movie Review

Suspiria

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Darling Movie Review

Darling

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Movie Review

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava WIN What We Become on DVD
WIN The Walking Dead Comics Companion Book WIN Tower of London on Dual Format
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Jason Blum
Jason Blum







Vampires.com Werewolves.com