Saturday, July 18, 2009

Face Frontal

Her features were somehow misplaced
And now they all must be replaced
Except for her eyes
which stare in surprise
it seems that this girl was de-faced

Georges Franju's Les Yeux Sans Visage (Eyes Without a Face, 1960)
is one of the creepiest and most haunting horror films ever made.

You're getting sleepy, your eyelids are growing heavy...
we're shutting Eyeball Week at Limerwrecks.


Brian Churilla said...

Eyes Without a Face is one of my faves. You should check out that director's previous effort, "Blood of the Beast", a documentary about French slaughterhouses.

surly hack said...

Eyes is what many films attempt but fail to be be, truly chilling and haunting, sustaining a feeling of dread. I've heard Beasts is good.