the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil. Masterful work terrified from start to finish
Agreed. 'Contemporary' is often a hollow argot word, but I think it can be legitimately applied here. Packard is not without predecessors or peers, but his films are rarities in their scale and traditional artistic and technical qualities. Reflections of Evil (91 minute version) isn't my favourite film from Packard (that be Dawn of an Evil Millenium), but seeing the longer cut may change that. A significant work.