Friday, 19 October 2012

chills and fever - eyes without a face

Eyes Without A Face (via flavorpill - 50 essential horror films)

I can't believe I forgot about this film. The gruesome surgery scene is the most famous and shocking part of Eyes Without A Face, Georges Franju's 1959 French horror, but this image of the moving eyes trapped behind a blank mask is the one that'll haunt your reveries. Beyond sensationalism and B-movie good and evil polarities, it's the complexities of identity and desire that make the film so unsettling, summed up here in that look.

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