The Killer Eye – USA, 1998

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‘Terror vision…’

The Killer Eye is a 1998 American science fiction comedy horror film directed by David DeCoteau (Creepozoids; Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy; Evil Exhumed) using the pseudonym Richard Chasen.

The screenplay was by Neal Marshall Stevens [as Benjamin Carr] (Thir13en Ghosts; Hellraiser: DeaderHead of the Family), Matthew Jason Walsh and Rolfe Kanefsky (The Black RoomSorority Slaughterhouse; Jacqueline Hyde). Mark Williams designed and created the eye monster.

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The film was released on 18 January 1999 via Charles Band’s Full Moon Features and was belatedly followed up with a 2011 sequel, Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt. The film’s poster re-used Wizard Video’s  artwork for The Headless Eyes (1971).

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Main cast:

Jacqueline Lovell, Jonathan Norman, Nanette Bianchi, Costas Koromilas, Dave Oren Ward, Blake Bailey.Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 22.28.42

Plot:

A mad scientist attempts to enter the eighth dimension, and in one failed experiment, his assistant loses an eye and the eye quickly expands into a lustful gigantic monster…

Reviews:

” … for all of The Killer Eye‘s faults, hardly anyone other than Full Moon Features, the studio behind the Puppet Master and Subspecies series, knows how to churn out cut-rate monster movies these days. And if that’s your pleasure, excessively creepy sex scenes aside, you might enjoy The Killer Eye.” Keith Phipps, A.V. Club

 

” … it’s an unsexy softcore flick, an unscary horror film, and an unfunny comedy. Nothing works in this picture, from the poorly structured story, to the sparsely decorated sets. Even the actors suck in comparison to the performances they gave in Head of the Family and Hideous!” Steve Miller, 150 Movies You Should Die Before You See

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The Killer Eye isn’t nearly as killer as it is horny, as it spends the majority of its time molesting its entranced victims with its slimy tentacles. Things pick up in the final act, when bad science is replaced with bad jokes and a number of ridiculous gags. This one is best left to the B-movie fans with eyeball fetishes.” I Like Horror Movies

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Choice dialogue:

Rita: “You better tell your new buddy the eyeball here it’s gonna be awful hard for him to take over the world with one of my three-inch stiletto heels sticking outta his yucky f*cking face!”

Cast and characters:

  • Jacqueline Lovell as Rita Grady
  • Jonathan Norman as Dr. Jordan Grady
  • Nanette Bianchi as Jane
  • Costas Koromilas as Morton
  • Blake Adams as Creepy Bill (as Blake Bailey)
  • Ryan Van Steenis as Street Kid
  • Dave Oren Ward as Tom
  • Roland Martinez as Joe

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