Halloween feature 50 days, 50 slays! Day 4 EYE TO EYE! WHITE OF THE EYE

As we close in on the big day, shocks are to be the order of the days! I have control and have been asked to choose my top 3 DVD / BLU RAY releases for the big day! But before that, for our final Arrow films film on the 50 days, 50 slays list, this underseen and under rated gem pops up! This little gem from a British director who had a limited, yet exceptional output. This was to be his film horror venture and one that still leaves the viewer reeling at its close.

4 – WHITE OF THE EYE (ARROW)

WHATS IT ABOUT?

A series of killings have been ripping through the desert landscape of Tucson in Arizona. Everyday housewives are brutally mutilated and ritualistic symbols left nearby. Sound expert Paul White (David Keith) works in the area and has come under suspicion. The police seem to think he could be their man due to his tyres. In an attempt to prove his innocence, Paul sets out to track down the real killer, but his wife, Joan (Cathy Moriarty), has concerns and these doubts might prove fatal.

WHY SHOULD WE WATCH IT FOR HALLOWEEN?

WHITE OF THE EYE is not your classic horror film. I see it as a corrupted Giallo infused, slasher film that played on the ages obsession with serial killers. There is a lot to love. For film fans, it has a distinct use of space, frame and exposition. For horror fans, it has some truly grizzly scenes that include a very uncomfortable murder. For Giallo fans, it has a series of great ‘phantom ride’ scenes, that delve into participation and stalk and slash. But for anyone, it is a solid watch for those looking for a cerebral mix of cinematics and sensation.

WHAT SHOULD WE LOOK OUT FOR?

The disc has little extras of note bar the very good booklet. The box art work is worth noting for its refreshing use of colour and the Steelbox (that is still available, is a work of art to be framed.)

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