The Eye 2 (2004)

Posted: February 16, 2015 in Movie Review
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The Eye 2

Directed By: The Pang Brothers (Danny Pang Phat & Oxide Pang Chun)

Starring: Shu Qi, Eugenia Yuan, Jesdaporn Pholdee

Synopsis: After attempting suicide, Joey begins to see spirits.

Thoughts: The Pang Brothers followed up The Eye with a sequel just two years after the original was released, although The Eye 2 doesn’t continue the story and has really nothing to do with the first film, other than the ability to see ghosts. I guess you could say that they have the same thematic elements, but so did the majority of other Asian horror movies in the early 21st Century.

The Eye 2 does have some really creepy moments, but they come later in the movie after Joey discovers she is pregnant and start to realize why she can suddenly see ghosts. There is one scene in particular that was pretty disturbing for me. It takes place during the delivery of a baby. Scenes that involve pregnant women and newborns in horror movies always make me cringe, and this one was no different.

Most ghost stories center on similar themes. Either the dead were murdered or left something undone in their lives. The Eye 2 takes a little different spin on things, one that I won’t divulge here as it is a pretty integral to the plot of the movie. This different take puts The Eye 2 slightly above its competition in the genre. This isn’t a must see movie by any means, but it isn’t bad. If you’ve already checked out the staples, this is worth a spin.

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