Eyes Without a Face (1960)- 8/10 First View Dvd
Genre: Foreign/Mad Doctor
I bought the Criterion Dvd of Eyes without a Face a long time ago but just never got around to watching this movie until today. A friend mentioned this was one of his favorites, so I thought I would give it a try. The movie is in French with subtitles, but so worth all the effort. The story involves a Mad Doctor who is trying to fix his daughter’s disfigured face after a tragic car accident. The Dr. and his assistant kidnap girls and perform experimental surgeries on them. Sounds a lot like Human Centipede doesn’t it?
Anyway, There is something really beautiful about this movie. The girl without a face looks like a surreal angel in her fashionable 1950s dressing gowns. I just kept thinking this movie must have been very shocking when it was made. There are some very gruesome surgery scenes. It seems as if the Dr. doesn’t even realize how evil he is becoming. He is just trying to save his daughter.
Masque of the Red Death (1964)- 7/10 Rewatch Youtube via Apple tv
Vincent Price is so evil in this movie. I loved his character and all the costumes!