The Eyes of my Mother (2016)
As a young girl, Francisca (Kiki Magalhaes) was raised by her elderly parents on a secluded farm. When tragedy strikes, Francisca is left to explore her twisted curiosities as she was raised to not let death affect her negatively. As the years go by, her needs and exploration only grows deeper as more and more haunting events shape her simple life.
If you are looking for a subtle, yet severely twisted horror movie then you have come to the right place. Filmed in only black and white, The Eyes of my Mother takes simple ideas and makes them fester with you for quite a while after you see the movie. In a haunting nature similar to the original Wicker Man, this movie kept a single phrase running through my mind the entire time, “This is jacked up!”
The Eyes of my Mother will have you gasping with your mouth open wide. It will shock, haunt and rattle your insides. It will make you uncomfortable and for many, you will want to turn it off. This is a truly unorthodox horror film that many will hate. In my opinion, this movie is very good because of what it makes the audience feel, however, I will never see this movie again and I have no desire to. I might recommend this movie to horror fans who like the weird and unique, but for the typical slasher fans, this isn’t for you. Co-starring Flora Diaz, Paul Nazak, Clara Wong, Dianna Agostini, and Olivia Bond.
6/10 Stars – It does exactly what it wants to do by touching the audience in a twisted and haunting way, but I’m not sure how many people want that…