Sunday, August 16, 2009

movies left for dead

Headless Eyes (1972) [rating: *] Weirdo artist tries to steel a girl's money. After she gouges his eye out with a spoon, he is now obsessed with doing the same to random victims. He takes the eyes and then does creative things with them, like putting them in ice cubes. Headless Eyes is terribly made with many pointless, dragging scenes, but considering this is from the early 1970s, the gore involving eyeballs must have been shocking. The most memorable--and quite hilarious--scene is at the opening when the guy's eyeball is hanging and the audio for his screaming is looped as he's climbing down the fire escape. -Kenyon
Spasms (1982) [rating: *1/2] A wealthy man is obsessed with resurrecting the spirit of a giant demon snake. It's just something he has to do. Peter Fonda's character and the man's neice fail in following the creature, while studying the obsessed man's telepathic connection he has with the snake. After biting people to death and causing spasms, the snake makes its way to the guy who has the supposed connection and the snake kills him, even though they had that telepathic connection. Bad snake, bad movie. -Kenyon

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