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A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.

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Frank
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Rose
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Lucas
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Blind Woman
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Tess
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A young boy, facing impending surgery on his eyes to try to stave off blindness, wanders his quiet London neighborhood. The only problem is he believes that a slasher is stalking blind women. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You can't escape what you can't see.


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Rated R for violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 January 1992 (France)  »

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Angst vor der Dunkelheit  »

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Interesting look from a child's POV.
30 October 2001 | by (Hertfordshire, England) – See all my reviews

This is a very interesting film. If you watched it without any knowledge of what the storyline was then you should have been intrigued by the slightly twisted world the lead character lives in.

That is about as much as I can describe the film without ruining it by telling you more.

In terms of a film despite living in England my whole life I do tend to prefer cheerier sets than those seen in this film. I find them depressing to be honest. Some people will probably find that adds to the film or its message.

My strongest post viewing thought was, I wish they had crammed more into the film to push the story along. There is some good stuff here, but I fear that many viewers will just be lost or lose patience; if you don't feed a dog he won't be your friend.


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