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My Little Eye
Claustrophobic psycho-stalker horror with a very contemporary feel.


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Plot
Five young people take part in an endurance test whereby they have to stay together in an isolated old house for six months in order to collect a $1 million prize - which is forfeited if even one of the subjects leaves.


Review
This claustrophobic horror movie taps into a specific set of cultural phenomena from the early 2000s: the sinister byways of internet; Big Brother-style reality TV; the Blair Witch docu-aesthetic; celebrity exhibitionism.

The traditional old, dark house setting is dotted with webcams which swivel to catch the action, roping the audience in on the tormenting of the characters. This escalates from withholding food and heat, to cruel psychological tricks that inevitably lead to gruesome violence.

The well-delineated, mismatched characters (three blokes, two girls) react to the situation in wildly different ways, but all wind up reaching for weapons.

Edgy emotion enters into unsettling scenes as the cast try to concentrate on their plight, but keep being distracted by the cameras and the problems simmering within the group. Towards the end the bodies pile up, but its the early stretches that are far creepier, making great use of classic nerve-fraying horror business.


Verdict
It’s an effective, gory but traditional psycho-stalker movie raised above average by inventive scares early on.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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i think it already has a cult status, if not then u r are rite it deserves to be a cult classic, it scared da shit outta me ... More

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Proper Reality TV

The sheer brilliance and originality of this movie is just astounding. Scarily realistic acting and writing, a great cast, effective suspense and a last half hour that will have you on the edge of your seat are just a taster of the praises this film deserves. And for those of you who are bored of the dull, generic reality shows that are on around the clock this will provide you with few smiles no doubt. The cctv camera angles are never irritating and always effective. All five leads are varied i... More

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