Five Across The Eyes Review
Written by: ArsonCuff
Five Across The Eyes is about as Indie an Indie film as you can get. Yes, that means it is a no-budget horror movie without name actors and fancy equipment; to name a couple of the things lacking. However, when or if your eyes come across this DVD should you avoid renting it or give it a peek?
Five Across The Eyes was directed by Greg Swinson and Ryan Thiessen. The actors are mainly comprised of some young women you probably have never heard of, but feel free to look them up on IMDB. The story follows these young women as they return from a school sporting match, driving through a region known as “the eyes.” They end up in a small fender bender at a small gas station and subsequently garner the attention of a seemingly psychotic soccer mom who chases them down: horror ensues.
You could easily discount this movie and shrug it off as a piece of crap. You could rail on about how it looks cheap having been shot handheld and that nothing much really happens. However, before you start in on that you might want to actually think about what you just saw. Five Across The Eyes effectively works within the no-budget parameters and gives you a story within a rather confined space. Have you ever tried to write such a screenplay? Kudos to the filmmakers for being able to actually put something like this together.
Okay back to what you will probably really think of the movie: boring. A bunch of girls screaming and crying about a scary lady chasing them and wanting to cause some bloodshed. The camera works its magic within the confines of their vehicle which is a cool gimmick, but the shenanigans get a bit stupid. When one of the girls takes a poop and starts throwing it out of the window to slow down their pursuer, I checked out of “giving this a chance” mode.
The girls are fairly cute, but their acting is lacking. Some of them actually come off as real girls, I mean: no acting required I would believe this is how they are in real life. Others in the group though are trying too hard to be real and they come across as bad actors. Just forget the one camera there and be yourself, let yourself think you are really being stalked down, and then throw some poop? No, don’t buy into that at all.
Five Across The Eyes is something you would probably just complain about, so I do not recommend you watch it. Then again I don’t know “you” and you might just want to support some Indie filmmakers and give their goods a glance.