Mun has been blind since childhood, but science has finally given her the chance to see again. A cornea transplant is all that is needed, and Mun is overjoyed. A new and exciting chapter in her life is about to start. But is everything right? Her sight does return, but in the corners of her vision she keeps seeing dark shapes – figures no one else appear to see. Eventually, the horrifying truth dawns on her – these are the restless souls of the newly deceased, eternally wandering, unable to escape whatever horrible incidents that killed them and keep them chained to this world. But why is Mun the only one who can see them, and what can she do? The burden is slowly driving her to the edge of sanity. Can her sceptical, but also very smitten eye psychologist help her solve her problem? The pair travels to Thailand to track down Mun’s eye donor and what they hope is an end to her nightmare… —OIFF
The Pang Brothers are Danny Pang Fat (Chinese: 彭發) and Oxide Pang Chun (Chinese: 彭順), twin-brother screenwriters and film directors, born in 1965 in Hong Kong. Among their films is the hit Asian horror film, The Eye, which has spawned two sequels, as well as a Hollywood remake and a Hindi remake. Besides working in Hong Kong, the pair frequently work in the Thai film industry, where they made their directorial debut as a team, Bangkok Dangerous.
Oxide, the older of the two by 15 minutes, started his career in Bangkok, at Kantana Group’s film labs as a telecine colorist.He made his first film, the experimental karmic thriller, Who Is Running?, in 1997. It was Thailand’s entry for Academy Award for the Best Foreign Film for the 71st Academy Awards in 1998.
Danny is well known as a film editor, and has worked on a number of Hong Kong films, including The Storm Riders and the Infernal Affairs series.
They first teamed up to write and direct the Thai… read more
Danny Pang Phat (born 1965) The twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang started their career in Hong Kong, where Oxide worked as colourist and Danny as editor. After moving to Bangkok, Oxide made the experimental film Who’s Running. Bangkok Dangerous(1999) is the first film in which the brothers combine their talent Danny started his career as an editor working on numerous Hong Kong films such as The Storm Riders and the Infernal Affairs series, he also wrote and directedNeung Buak Neung Pen Soon (also known as 1+1=0 or Nothing To Lose) released in 2002. —Wikipedia
Far from original but manages to deliver some incredible effective scenes that can be downright terrifying. Great use of sound and the jump scares are even well placed. It might end on a mediocre and conventional note but its worth the scares alone.
THE EYE's screenplay is not as original as it seems for the genuine movie lover. Films like Karl Freund's MAD LOVE already taught us, seventy-five years ago, that organ transplants can be very dangerous if the donor isn't vegetarian and baptized. No, what I liked most in this movie is the way ghosts are presented. For instance, the scene in the elevator with a ghost levitating and slowly moving behind Angelica Lee is excellent. Recommended.