Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horror films of 2016, The Eyes of My Mother, lingers with you long after the Credits roll. The Film follows Francisca, a young, lonely woman who becomes consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
Raised by her mother, a former surgeon from Portugal, trained in anatomy and taught to be unfazed by death, young Francisca idyllic life is shattered with the arrival of a mysterious visitor, whose actions deeply traumatize the girl, but also awakens unique, disturbing curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francesca's loneliness and scared nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her, takes on a dark form.....
After reading the Synopsis, and being an avid horror fan myself, I could not wait to see this movie. I am a massive fan of black and white photography and filmography and I have to say, it is beautifully done in this film and it is the perfect example of how Black and White should be done..
Honestly the Cinematography and acting believably are the only real things going for it, and living beyond the falsely generated hype... But we've all seen that marketing tactic before... remember the Blair Witch Project... such a waste of viewing time.
Anyway, the sorry is basically flat line and leaves you wondering, what was the point. If it wasn't for the Cinematography, I would be wishing my time back. With inspiration obviously drawn from other horror films, it really lacks originality and yes, I found myself dozing off a few times. The chopped story line (started with part of the ending) adds little value or intrigue.
To be brutally honest, Bloody Disgusting quoted this as 'Hands down one of the best horror films of the year." If this really was the case then 2016 was a horrible year for horror!
In reality, better horror movies were made in 2016 and Bloody Disgusting were obviously watching the wrongs ones, if they believe their own review!
So, if you love black and white, appreciate the beauty and skill it takes to pull it off, then by all means, The Eyes of My Mother is worth watching.... If not, then save yourself, 76 minutes and let it collect dust on the shelf... If you haven't brought it already... don't waste your money!
Trailer supplied by Zero Media. Thanks for Watching.