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Eyeball (1975)
"Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro" (original title)

 -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  9 June 1978 (USA)
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Killer in red cape and hood is killing off tourists on a tour bus by gouging out thier eyeballs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martine Brochard ...
Paulette Stone
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Mark Burton
Ines Pellegrini ...
Naiba Campbell
Andrés Mejuto ...
Inspector Tudela
Mirta Miller ...
Lisa Sanders
Daniele Vargas ...
Robby Alvarado
George Rigaud ...
Rev. Bronson
Silvia Solar ...
Gail Alvarado
Raf Baldassarre ...
Martinez - the tour guide
José María Blanco ...
Inspector Lara
Marta May ...
Alma Burton
John Bartha ...
Mr. Hamilton
Olga Pehar ...
Mrs. Randall
Verónica Miriel ...
Jenny Hamilton
Olga Montes
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Killer in red cape and hood is killing off tourists on a tour bus by gouging out thier eyeballs.

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Release Date:

9 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Eyeball  »

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Gross:

ESP 11,090,923 (Spain) (3 March 2000)
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Paulette Stone: I was like you... before this friend of mine ripped out my eye playing doctor with me... leaving an empty socket.
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A below average giallo from Umberto Lenzi.
31 July 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A police inspector attempts to discover the identity of a vicious murderer ('modus-operandi': stab the victim, and then gouge out the left eyeball) who has been picking off the members of a Spanish sightseeing tour. With only seven days to go before his retirement, will he be able to solve the crime before he leaves the force for a more peaceful life of trout-fishing?

A typically convoluted example of the giallo genre, directed by Umberto 'Cannibal Ferox' Lenzi, Eyeball fails to work mainly due to its forgettable bunch of characters, who spend too much time holding dull conversations, a blatantly silly concept (the sightseers continue their holiday, even as their numbers rapidly dwindle), and its series of repetitive murders (you've seen one stabbing/eye gouging—you've seen 'em all!).

Lenzi tries hard to keep his audience interested, making sure to include all of the elements expected of the genre (gloved killer, red herrings-a-plenty, unbelievably silly ending) and plenty of gratuitous female nudity, but with a boring sub-plot about an adulterous affair, and a lack of inventive deaths (Argento, this ain't!), Eyeball is ultimately rather disappointing.


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