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Celluloid Zombie Review: Julia’s Eyes (Los Ojos de Julia)

Starring: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui

Director: Guillem Morales

“He knows how to be a shadow. He has no light. Nobody looks at him.”

Astronomer Julia suffers from a degenerative condition which is slowly blinding her. Her twin sister, Sara, is already blind and when Sara commits suicide Julia begins to suspect the involvement of an unknown man. With her eyesight diminishing by the day, Julia tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s death. And someone is watching.

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alycakes4734d ago

Sounds may be one of those to check out when it comes out on demand.


Halloween 2023: Best Spanish Horror Movies That'll Fill You With Fear and Fright

Check out the best Spanish Horror movies to keep you occupied this Halloween!

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Blu-Review - Julia's Eyes ( "Slapping an “[Insert Beloved Director Here] Presents” banner on a movie is usually a sure-fire route to disappointment, saddling a small film with lofty expectations that it will surely fail to live up to. But like The Orphanage (also presented/produced by Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro), Julia’s Eyes somehow manages to stand proudly in the formidable shadow of its Spanish uncle, solidifying the country’s chilling grip on modern horror and let down only by an unwieldy running time and a few too many twists."

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JL4628d ago

Might have to check this one out. I really do think these Spanish horror movies have a great grasp on the genre.

As for the (Insert Beloved Director) Presents thing...I think I might have to disagree. First, I don't see it done all that often. And usually when it is done it's by people that have a great respect for this craft. I've never been disappointed by any "Guillermo Del Toro Presents" stuff. Or any "Quentin Tarantino Presents" movies. All were movies I really enjoyed. It's when you get into that "From the Producers of (Insert Hit Movie)", that's when it gets disappointing. Cause ultimately the producers had no say in the creative process of said hit movie, thus the new movie promises none of that stuff that made the hit movie great. And usually it's a sign that the movie can't stand on its own performance.

That's the real gimmick there: the "From the Producers of...". This "(Director) Presents:" stuff is more like an endorsement from said director. And if it's a good director, I find it a good measure of how the movie might be, and I'm usually not disappointed.

-MD-4627d ago

I've had this downloaded for awhile because the trailer looked solid but didn't know Del Toro had any involvement.

Gonna bump it up my list.


Boolean Flix: Julia's Eyes Review

With the recent, apparent, suicide of her twin sister, Julia is determined to discover the truth behind her blind sibling’s death. Isaac, Julia’s husband, has trouble coming to terms with a possible murder case and tries to restrict the determination of Julia. With Julia’s eye sight becoming increasingly impaired, she must race against time to unravel the interesting evidence and start to see what really transpired.

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