It’s day twenty-six of my HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE where I have to see a horror movie a day during the month of October and write a short review for each one.
THE MIND'S EYE is an 80's stylised piece of cinema, that is hugely inspired by the classic horror SCANNERS. Featuring similar set up it is telling the story of a man and a woman with telekinetic abilities, who has escaped from the secret compound, where they were subjected to gruesome experiments. Pursued by a psychotic doctor, they have to die, or face their attackers head on. Full of piercing needles, flying axes and exploding heads, THE MIND'S EYE is a gore feast, but it also manages to deliver on tension. The electronic soundtrack will bring out nostalgia, and the practical effects and the make up are awe inspiring. Good bye CGI!
If anything negative to be said about THE MIND'S EYE, it's that it is taking itself too seriously, plus the story is a little one dimensional. Nothing original was really brought to the table, but what was done, was done well.
THE MIND'S EYE Is a low budget film that manages to deliver an excellent look and sound. In fact, the sound is one of the most interesting features of the film. The opening title suggest: THIS FILM MUST BE WATCHED LOUD! Follow this advice if you can.
SCORE OUT OF 5:
SCARY SCORE: 👻
GORE SCORE: 🗡🗡🗡🗡🗡
FUN SCORE: 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃