believe that the world is one of many; that our existence is merely
an intersection between countless dimensions - known and unknown.
We run into strangers we don’t see, hum to tunes we don’t
hear. Most of us remain ignorant. But there are always others who
would try everything to beseech the truth if not thrill - that is,
to see ghost just for the sake of living once.
thrill-seeking teenagers would embark on the journey to explore
the lurid landscape of the other-worldly. Oblivious to the underlying
principal of the “10”, their morbid appetite for fear
is to be met with, and only too excessively... Following their quintessential
horror sensations THE EYE and THE EYE 2, Pang Brothers have yet
conceived an electrifying young breed of series - THE EYE 10, a
nightmarish rollercoaster ride that sees no end...
one moment, I thought “Eye 10” is the 10th sequel of
Pang Brothers “The Eye” series. So it’s mean 10
ways to see ghosts (who in the right frame of mind wants to do that!).
As the third installments of this urban legend about ghost sighting,
“Eye 10” attempt to haunt audience, this time with five
nutty teenagers trying 10 D.I.Y. methods to see ghost - just for
fun. But the beings of the Netherworld are definitely not to reckon
with and the teens ultimately suffer grave consequences for their
The outline of
the story looks enticing enough. Unfortunately, the Pangs had disappointed
their fans this time. If you are those who craze for a good scare,
for whatsoever good reason, which “chicken” me definitely
could not comprehend, you will be disgruntled that the ghastly figures
in the movie look amusing rather than horrifying. Think about those
80s Hong Kong movies where green light bulbs seem to be heavily
deployed to shine on dull-looking extras and you know what I mean.
filmmaker attempt to please horror movie fans by offering a brand
new approach to “The Eye”, is bold and backbreaking.
But using our grandmother’s “boo-boo” tales as
the pivot in this sequel, though does add some nostalgic reminders
of our younger years, ironically makes this misadventure unfocused
and repetitive. Audience may be frightened with the first few methods
to meet the “other”, but gradually would gets impatient
and question the whole purpose of all the “hoo-har”.
The far stretched concluding showdown between the teens and the
beings of the Netherworld further pull down critics rating. The
“ying-yang” eye in the earlier prequels continues to
Probably the only
saving grace in the movie is its casts. Wilson Chen, after a dismal
turn out in “The Twins Effects II”, had proven that
he is not just a pretty face. It is surprising to see him delivering
a fine-balanced of jests and jitters in his character this time.
Isabella Leong, though makes her debut on the giant screen had pulled
off a comfortable performance as an affectionate girl next door.
Probably her good looks are an added advantage in drawing audience’s
sympathy towards her character.
Best Supporting Actress nominees, Kate Yeung are still at her peak,
good enough to bag more nominations in the acting category. All
thanks to her and Wilson Chen for adding many bone-chilling moments
in the movie.
movie does not surprise audience anymore as much as “The Eye”
and “Eye 2” did. More often than not, the sudden appearance
of the one that we do not speak of is mostly predictable. The reuse
character like the “old man” in the lift and the “little
boy” standing eerily along corridors makes you feel that the
Pangs have lost it altogether that they are hastily concluding “The
Eye” trilogy with this. Nevertheless, the movie is still entertaining
to watch as a home video. At least my old mama enjoys it thoroughly!
Final words of advice: never try those 10 methods at home!
VCD PACKAGE :
front cover of this VCD (which shaped like a DVD) features the Singapore
cinematic poster. This is quite different from what has been spotted
on online disc website, which feature a weird looking boy holding
his eyeball on his palm! Probably our local censorship board disapproves
this disturbing design? Anyway, this boy does not appear in the
movie but you could still find him starring at you on the disc 1
surface! I think he is scarier than the movie itself.
2 features the memorable scene of the five curious teens tapping
bowls with chopstick at a foggy cross-junction. Looks carefully
at the picture and you may find some unwelcome shadows!
a VCD, I am pleased to find, visually, minimum irritating mosaic
during playback. However, the conversation and the background music
are very unbalanced. Tuning up the volume to listen to the characters
may give you a rude shock as the background music abruptly blasted.
But that’s work well in horror movie nowadays, isn’t
in the VCD is the trailers of “I DO I DO” produced by
our very own Jack Neo and “House of Fury” by Hong Kong
director/actor/singer, Stephen Fung.
by Leosen Teo