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My Little Eye
Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.
Reality TV has been a hot topic for longer than I care to remember. From the early days of ‘Big Brother’ onwards, there has never been a shortage of mooing cretins willing to shill themselves for a chance of easy fame. Warhol has proved as prophetic as Orwell in late 20th – early 21st century culture.
Predictably, filmmakers have picked up on this pervasive and seemingly unending trend. From the early likes of The Running Man, Series 7: The Contenders, through American Dreamz and The Hunger Games, reality TV has proved a fertile source of social criticism and acerbic satire.
Marc Evans gave us his take on the ‘Big Brother’ trend in 2002, with My Little Eye, in which five…
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Why I watched this one? Felt like a horror movie and this was sitting on my local library DVD shelf.
What is this one about? Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras...if they can make it 6 months they will earn a million dollars.
My thoughts on this one? This was a pretty standard low budget horror movie.....until.....Mr. Bradley Cooper shows up. Sadly he is gone for good in about 7 or 8 minutes. So other than a brief Cooper appearance there is not much going on here. Movie is not scary....movie does not make much sense....and finally the movie has characters that you will not like much....so when they start dying you will not care too much. Final thought: Avoid this one.
For a depressingly long time now the hottest ticket in television has been the reality TV show. Whether it is 'Big Brother', 'Survivor' or the latest 'Pop Star' themed karaoke contest, our desire to play the voyeur has developed into an obsession.
This trend is even more pronounced on the Internet with a seemingly endless amount of sites dedicated to broadcasting live 24 hours a day, seven days a week regardless of programme content. MY LITTLE EYE, from British director Marc Evans, employs this very modern phenomenon to breathe new life into the classic haunted house horror narrative.
The plot is simplicity itself, five youngsters agree to be confined in an old house, in the middle of nowhere, for six…
The first cut of this movie was allegedly 4 hours long, which you could not pay to me to watch. Even at 90 minutes this thing drags and drags, with almost all the action happening in the last act. It's comparable to something like The House of the Devil, but without the delicate control that Ti West showed there.
It also doesn't help that a lot of this movie's ideas have been done better many times, mostly by movies that came after it. It's not the worst way to spend 90 minutes, but it's fairly empty, and relies more on novelty than actually being interesting.
Also, Bradley Cooper before anyone knew who he was! That was nice.
All the way back in 2002 a little horror movie about young people being murdered on an Internet reality show was released. It was considered VERY high-concept at the time, but now, it's almost laughable. Especially since Halloween Resurrection used the same exact plotline. If the last 13 years have taught us anything about Internet viewership it's that most people don't watch videos longer than 90 seconds. Even in porn sites most people skip to the good parts. So the whole idea of an Internet reality show seems silly - and even more silly is that a group of young people would agree to star in one. You're better off on a reality show that's actually on TV. Now all…
I distinctly remembering seeing this movie on the shelves of Blockbuster when I was a wee nipper. Big Brother was still relevant back then, too.
All in all, better than I expected. It doesn't quite stick the landing, but it still manages a couple of surprises here and there, a great soundtrack, some gaudy nastiness, and Bradley Cooper in ski-wear.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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With enough time and distance, it's easy to forget that the early 2000's were a beautifully terrible time for horror movies. Such classic films as Feardotcom, Ghost Ship, and Thir13en Ghosts perfectly encapsulate what I'm talking about here, the "slick and sexy" sensibilities that just oozed from these movies, and so many more. The trouble with forgetting, though, is that you might end up falling for another title like I did with My Little Eye.
Directed by Marc Evans (Ressurection Man), and written by David Hamilton (The Young Americans) and James Watkins (Eden Lake), my little eye is the epitome of Y2K horror, with its internet obsession, its funky…
A handful of people undertake a reality programming-esque experiment to have their very moves and doings filmed,which all comes with fatal results. A truly awful,slow moving disasterpiece of a film that is best known for featuring a quick cameo by (a pre-success) Bradley Cooper as one of the ladies' one night stands. Otherwise,Truly Avoid this complete mess.
Not terrible. Not great. Good concept. Could have been fleshed out better.
Not a bad little flick - wish it had stuck the landing a bit better - but all in all a good entry in the "first person POV" horror genre
A spartan, paranoid thriller, My Little Eye's apparent earnest capitalising on the Fear Of The Internet(TM) disarms at first, especially on viewing today (the dial-up tone over the opening credits? how adorable!). What could've been a brash, major key slasher with digital overtones is far more insidious.
The group dynamic's disintegration could, shot differently, appear Bergman (or at least Allen)-esque (not least in their mild philosophical musings), and that we join the action months into proceedings means we're playing catch-up behind both contestants and the web voyeurs, wondering how things can feel so off yet accepted by the contestants.
Come the final act, the truth about the online show and its location in the dark web flips things a little.…
It got on a re~ally slow and boring start for me, but when things started happening, I was all eyes, ears and bated breath.
Then again when things did start happening, the movie was almost over anyway. xD
Pretty nice twist at the end there, though. Left me with deep feelings of dread that lasted wa~y beyond the credits.
Paid 45p for the DVD.
45p too much in my opinion..
Also, another disc of fudgin extras, are they avin a laugh?
I'd heard decent stuff about this little horror movie over the years, and for a while during its run time, I kinda understood why. It's an intriguing premise - we're watching the feed of an online reality show in which five strangers have agreed to live together (and be filmed at all times) in a remote house, with the rule that if they all stay for six months, they will each win a million dollars, but if even one leaves, no one gets anything. Nothing really seems amiss at first (although the general tone of the opening minutes does hint we're watching something that will take a sinister turn), but, of course, eventually shit starts to turn south. Bradley Cooper…
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