Short Film Review: The Eyes That See in the Dark (2018)

October 2, 2018

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Man-oh-man is ol’ Christina (Jessica Blaney) ever in some dire straits boils n’ ghouls! You see, it seems she’s inadvertently turned her body into a human AirBnB after a failed seance of sorts, and a dastardly demon has rented that shit out with the quickness! To try and remedy this, her mother (Maria C. Blaney) has called in a duo of holy men (Andrew Hunsicker and Gabriel Brandis) to try and get that sinister squatter to vamoose, but that goes over like a fart in a submarine and before long a second demon (Jeffrey Scott) makes the scene and things go from bad, to really fucking bad!
The Eyes That See in the Dark is one hell (pun always intended) of a cool lil’ fright flick! It takes the tried and true exorcism trope, gives it a slight twist or two, and delivers a satisfying bite sized horror flick that will doubtless satisfy fans of the possession sub-genre. Praise must be given to Writer/Director S.J. Doss not only for the above, but for keeping the cast small (five characters total), and the locations minimal (one bedroom interior and a few exteriors) so that he could deliver a fun monster make-up that looks great (there is a scene where the demon’s countenance is half in shadow and half visible and it looks like a million beastly bucks)…in other words fiends, he put the gruesome greenbacks right where they count!!
All in all, The Eyes That See in the Dark is one devilishly good time in the ol’ horror biz…but, you don’t have to take my wicked words for it! Why not feast your own putrid peepers on the flick and see for yourself since it’s right below and all!


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