Set in 1956 in the Appalachian Mountains three inmates Eddie, Zack and Spazz break out of prison in an attempt for a better life. What happens when the three inmates no longer need one ... See full summary »
A high school loser, bullied by his classmates, decides to take revenge on his tormentors. With a gun in hand, he walks into school. However, once there, things take an unexpected turn and instead of becoming a murderer, he ends up a hero.
Katie Liz Robbins
WHATEVER is about the real lives of teens - the challenges, the joys, the conflict, the heartbreak. For so long, teen life has been portrayed as petty and unimportant, or the world paints a... See full summary »
Kate Morgan Chadwick,
Elisa Catherine Taylor
On a last hurrah before graduation from college, seven students decide to spend their last weekend together at a ski lodge in the Cascades. While there, they discover something ancient and evil, the reason behind one of the biggest mysteries of the mountains. Written by
EITD won't be to everyone's taste, however,the extremely raw feel to the movie actually worked in a sub genre that's rapidly becoming tired and predictable.
Micro Budget movies are all the rage these days, the success though, is in the story, characters and effects that can be squeezed into the very limited finances. Most attempts fail, and fail badly, however there are occasions, such as with EITD, that what the filmmakers are trying to achieve, shines through with a production that vastly overshadows the lack of money.
Eyes in the Dark is a throwback to the mid to late 90's when films like McPherson Tapes and dare I say it, Blair Witch Project came out to shock the audiences, and above all, left people talking about them long after they had finished. Whilst EITD has content that clearly precludes the possibility of it being real, the lead up, character building and overall atmosphere all combine to make the subject matter work.
This is one of those movies, where you will either hate it, or, love it
providing you can suspend belief and do not watch it expecting to
question whether it's real or not, you'll enjoy every minute.
A couple of minor criticisms are that the obligatory FBI warnings don't really add to the movie, and a couple of hammy acting scenes, however those aside, this is a very capable and stand out addition to the Found Footage genre.
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