Terror is in the eye of the beholder, or so says this week’s installment of “World of Death”. Pitting Lynchican surrealism against bromance humor, “The Eye” follows two friends as they investigate a noise coming from somewhere in the house. Armed with a baseball bat and tennis racket, the friends stumble upon something far more sinister than they could have ever expected.
“The Eye” moves along at a swift pace barely allowing the audience to catch their breath amongst the ever-building tension. The banter between the friends serves as a nice release from what we can only assume is impending doom. The two actors have great chemistry and quickly become likable in a small frame of time. This makes the ending that much more impactful and subversive.
I don’t want to spoil the payoff but I will say that I was reminded of Lynch and Cronenberg with a splash of Fincher. Those familiar with “Twin Peaks”, Videodrome and Se7en will enjoy the subtle visual and thematic nods.
The ADR work here can be distracting at times, however, it’s easy to forgive once the discovery kicks in. The same can be said for the lighting. Some scenes feel too dark or too bright but the inventive filmmaking makes up for this.
There are some really clever, eerie shots in “The Eye” that warrant multiple viewings. Eye, for one, was left baffled by the bizarre conclusion and pleasantly surprised that my expectations were subverted.
– Jordan Wippell
World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for. Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre. And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go. Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Wednesday at 10am CST.