Close Your Eyes
Starring: Goran Visnjic, Paddy Considine
Director: Nick Willing
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
is a solid little British occult thriller.
An American expatriate hypnotist living in London who makes his living curing smokers is
called in by the British police to help solve a series of child murders with
occult overtones. One of the children (a little girl) has escaped the
killer, but has lost the power of speech afterwards. The hypnotist uncovers some clues
whilst putting the girl under hypnosis, but soon the killer is on his trail
and his family
- a heavily pregnant wife and young girl
- is in peril too.
But all isn't as it seems however, and there are some unexpected plot twists
and turns. It would seem that there is method to the murderer's madness . .
Although some plot aspects of Close Your Eyes remain vague and
unexplained and there are some plot holes, the film will take you along for
the ride ? even when some more
implausible supernatural elements are thrown
into the mix.
THE DISC: No extras except for some trailers for some cheapo horror
movies you probably wouldn't want to see.
WORTH IT? More understated than any American version of the same
story would be, Close Your Eyes is an unexpectedly good film that
seemingly came out of nowhere . . .