Demon Eye (2018)

Darren Day, Liam Fox, Kate James, Ellie Goffe,
Demon Eye is a movie starring Darren Day, Liam Fox, and Kate James. A young woman returns to her father's country house in the moors following his mysterious death and finds a cursed amulet, connected to local witchcraft. She...
  • 3.2 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Writer:
  • Ryan Simons, Director:
  • Jamie Cymbal, Simon Denton, Producer:

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5 / 10

a decent attempt

British horror, well, made this way its a decent try.its about a demonised house with a demon eye on a necklace, its a father that goes for the hangman story, his daughter coming back to rule out what has happened. befriends a local journalist, and gets work as a photographer in the local bankrupt sinking ship of a newspaper.the horrifying horrors a well spread out, and takes form of many things, dolls dogs,persons etc etc.

acting, somewhat stiff at part,quite profesional at others, and the choice of weird looking penine inhabitants are well done. the filmography and editing, and some of the special effects are really well done, and the music on top of it all makes it quite creepy, but not more than that. i might be in a somnolent level , and therefore not able to be shockjolted. the story are not well told enough, and that might be the directors responsibility.

the climax in the end are twisted and chaotic, and may be the cause to watch it twice, and the grumpy old man may do that when some texted version are available. its a recommend, but dont expect that much.

4 / 10

Haunting of the demons

It was hardly a case of 'Demon Eye' being doomed from the start, meaning that it was not a case of it being a bad idea already. Actually was quite intrigued by the idea for the film, coming from someone who has a thing for good concepts, and it did have the potential to work with the right execution. Also appreciate horror, and there are lots of classics, lots of clunkers and lots of in between, so there has never been any bias against it.

'Demon Eye' though could have been so much more. Good idea, with some decent elements, but very overall lacklustre execution, am aware that that can be a cliched thing to say when talking about film, television etc. (and there are people that do hate it being thrown around), but do feel that it is apt regarding 'Demon Eye'. It also could have been much worse though, have seen a lot of potential wastes recently which has rather annoyed me but 'Demon Eye' is not among the worst examples.

Will start with the things that 'Demon Eye' did quite well on. For low budget, it did look pretty good. There was a suitably creepy setting, enhanced by moody but not too obvious lighting and photography that wasn't amateurish or too flashy. Actually appreciated that special effects didn't feature heavily here and thought that worked in the film's favour rather than being a detriment, it's preferable to having lots of them and risk swamping everything and exhausting the viewer from all the bombast. What there was of them were okay. The music has an ominous vibe and doesn't overbear anything or used too obviously that it ruins impact, hates of mine when it comes to music.

The actors, considering what they had to work with, put in game efforts, didn't see any phoning in or anybody trying too hard. The lead actress carries the film in a way that doesn't look like she was over-parted. 'Demon Eye' starts off promisingly, with some unsettlement.

Unfortunately, that promise peters out too early and the biggest offenders were a very dull pace and a story that was very thin for the running time and felt very stretched out. Too much of it was pretty uneventful and too reliant on clunky talk. There is very little suspense or sense of threat, while the horror elements weren't really enough and were pretty predictable and bland. Not much after the promising start thrilled or even engaged.

Despite the actors' game efforts, the clunky script and plodding direction worked against them as did the very sketchy characters that behaved with little logic. The ending needed more clarity and felt rushed.

In conclusion, lacklustre. 4/10

5 / 10

FAIR

There were some good points and bad points, I would recommend it if you really really don't have anything good to watch though you may get bored with how the story progresses., anyways here is a quick rating of the movie

STORY = 5/10ENDING = 6/10ACTING = 4/10SPECIAL FX = 5/10

9 / 10

Well worth a watch

Fantastic British horror which my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed. Not like your normal run of the mill horrors they seem to churn out these days. Made us jump around and the SFX are pretty decent. Good actors, nice to see some new faces who judging on the performances here will go on to do very well in the future. Would definitely recommend and after time would watch again which I don't normally do with horrors. Music was superb!

2 / 10

Just...don't.

Sigh. Yet another bad movie night has passed and this one is called Demon Eye. How do terrible movies grab you with their short little trailers? This is what happened with my wife and I last night. The trailer was creepy, scary, looked promising. Then we watched it. Oy. It's filmed overseas, England, probably. Overseas, small studio I've never heard of...unknown actors, by the way, is it a bad sign that NONE of the actors except for 1 has a pic on IMDB? I mean, not even the star of the movie has a pic. Wow. I've read some of the reviews and when I see people giving it a 9 and I even saw a 10. ..please believe that they were most likely paid to give such high marks, or that some of them are the producers of the film. I'm still confused with the ending, too. Point is, if you see this movie for rent, LOOK HARDER. There has to be something better out there. Peace.