"Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt (2011/Full Moon Features)" Review

Review: This film is in ways a sequel to the 1999 film The Killer Eye which sadly I have not viewed before. What you get is film with a pretty basic plot about 5 girls who are setting up a haunted house and partying at the same time, but things go wrong when the killer eye goes from the screen to reality and starts taking the girls out one by one and using them as pawns in his game. 

With this being a Creature Feature I couldn't help but be lured to it. Over the years I have gotten more familiar with the style and way that Full Moon makes their films and this one does follow that classic formula, but it does lack in 2 departments. The weaker points of this film is the dialogue and the acting. No normally the dialogue is usually ranges from being about average  to actually pretty good, this films dialogue is simply horrible and very badly executed. Alot of it is very stale and quite forced, basically it doesn't seem natural like it should be. I will say that could also be because the actresses involved are just bad at acting, well all except for Erica Rhodes who plays Jenna. Now she does have some talent that is about average.
The thing that they did get right in this film like they do in all their other films is the monsters, like you would expect if you've seen Full Moon's recent flicks they use a mixture of practical effects as well as CGI effects which they have gotten better and better at the more films they do. One thing that fans of Full Moon's films will like is all the different props that are around the house are those of characters from their other films like Gingerdead Man and Killjoy. The bottomline is that most fans of Full Moon will be satisfied by this installment in the Killer Eye saga, but I don't think they will fulfilled by it.
Along with the feature film you also get some pretty cool special features that consist of trailers for current Full Moon films, Grindhouse Featurette, and a small selection of Far Out Youtube Videos. One of the Youtube vids I have seen before that's called "A Cult Influence" which is a very cool short documentary about cult films. Overall this was a pretty decent film by Full Moon that does deserve at least one watch from all the Full Moon-A-Manics out there!
-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Charles Band

Genre: Horror
DVD Release Year: 2011
Theatrical Release Year: 2011
Time Length: 71 mins.
Company: Full Moon Entertainment
Website: www.fullmoondirect.com

 

0 comments: