Horror Movie News and Reviews

[REVIEW] ‘Red Eye’ – A Horror Buff’s Wet Dream!

Let’s Play – Short Horror Film of The Month

“The Most Brutal Film Since The Original Last House On The Left”

“Red Eye Will Evoke The True Feeling Of Terror”

“Brutal and Unpredictable! Bringing the slasher back to its roots.”

 

From the sinister and twisted minds of Tristan Clay and Destinie Orndoff comes an unforgettable horror film, Red Eye. The film follows a group of filmmaker friends who set out into the eerie backwoods of Black Creek, West Virginia to find the truth behind a legend. However, on their journey, the group also learns that sometimes monsters are much closer than they seem. To what extent will group go to document this local legend? Will they cross the line? Or will their passion bleed through? Red Eye is a film that is brutal and unpredictable, bringing the slasher back to its roots and will bring closure to all of these questions.

I have been following Red Eye over the past couple of years during its conception, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to view this film since I was unable to attend the world premiere back on May 27th at the Gateway Film Center. Often the independent horror world does not receive the recognition it deserves, instead, receiving the cold shoulder expecting a bad film, just because it is not a “Hollywood Blockbuster.” I assure you that Red Eye does not fall into this stereotypical category, real passion and sweat went into this production, and that is the true value serving as the artery of the success of this film.

Carefully woven and pieced together, Red Eye conveys professionalism in every aspect of filmmaking. Right from the start I was drawn to and highly impressed with the dialogue and conversations these young characters were having with each other, it was authentic, and something Millennials will relate too. The foundation for character development occurred immediately, and I was vested in each one of the characters. When the deaths started to occur I was genuinely hurting as if I had suffered a real loss, the experience was deep, and this cast and production team took me to places I had never been, or thought I could ever go. The cinematography was outstanding, and everything flowed seamlessly together, the scenery was breathtaking creating a facade for the carnage that would soon ensue.

It is quite apparent that Red Eye came to be from fans true to the genre. With quotes and references made throughout the film, it was a nod to some of the best horror movies around. Character Rykyr Jacobs portrayed by Destinie Orndoff did a sensational job with her character, and the monolog she delivers during the 1st act is very powerful and moving. Rykyr explains her feelings and journey of being dubbed an outcast, being misunderstood and having interests not consistent with the stereotypical norm, which many fans will absolutely relate to and adore. Beauties Jessica Cameron (All Through The House; Scream Queen Stream) and Heather Dorff (Truth or Dare; Scream Queen Stream) were the icing on the cake with their stellar performances. Although I would have liked to have seen Cameron on screen more, it was a treat having her around even for a short while. This was my first experience with Scream Queen Heather Dorff, and I was quite impressed, I could tell she took her talents somewhere deep, maybe places she had never gone before, and the payoff was grand. Actors Hayden Wilberger, Scott King, reinforced the realism brought forth to the screen with their performances and interactions.

All in all Red Eye is an exceptionally well put together film in all aspects. From the beautiful cinematography, the hardcore monolog, and the gut-wrenching kills; Red Eye is worth the watch and in the tradition of Rob Zombie; Clay and Orndoff will not disappoint.

 

Links

RED EYE – FACEBOOK         DERANGED MINDS ENTERTAINMENT         RED EYE – INSTAGRAM   

RED EYE (2017) TRAILER 

 

 

 

-About The Author-

Ryan T. Cusick is a writer for ihorror.com and very much enjoys conversation and writing about anything within the horror genre. Horror first sparked his interest after watching the original, The Amityville Horror when he was the tender age of three. Ryan lives in California with his wife and twelve-year-old daughter, who is also expressing interest in the horror genre. Ryan recently received his Master’s Degree in Psychology and has aspirations to write a novel. Ryan can be followed on Twitter @Nytmare112