Julia's Eyes (Guillam Morales, 2010)


What's it about? Julia (Belén Rueda) is rapidly losing her sight due to a degenerative eye disease. When she learns that her twin sister, who is already blind, has committed suicide, she is suspicious and her investigations turn up some terrifying revelations.

Is it any good? An effective enough chiller-thriller, fashioning some creepy moments to make up for a slightly silly story and some implausible plot developments toward the end. Rueda is very good, giving the buxom-damsel-in-distress role more conviction than usual, whilst Morales get some good mileage out of the partially obscured POV shot, which demonstrates Julia's fading vision, and which provides ample opportunity for shadowy figures to flit in-and-out of the frame. People nervous about sharp things near their eyes would do well to give this one a miss.

Anything else I should know? It may have higher aspirations than the standard horror/slasher/killer film, but it still understands the value of having a pretty girl run about without a bra. Ironically, there are times when Julia is rushing about in a wet nightshirt when she's in serious danger of putting someone else's eye out, if you catch my drift!

What does the Fonz think? Eye would give it a look, if you like this sort of thing.





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