RED EYE (2017) Reviews and overview

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‘Where your passion bleeds through’

Red Eye is a 2017 American horror film directed and co-produced by Tristan Clay (Inverted; shorts: Sin; Desolate and Karma) from a screenplay co-written with co-producer Destinie Orndoff.

The Cyfuno Ventures production stars aforementioned Destinie Orndoff (The Haunting of Mia Moss; Party Night), Jessica Cameron (Mania; Truth or Dare), Heather Dorff (Buckout RoadFraternal Nightmares; Incorporeal; Truth or Dare), Scott King and Hayden Wilberger.

Plot:

Four friends set out to document a local legend in West Virginia. Will their passion cross the line? Or will it bleed through?

Reviews:

“The dialogue apes the smugness of the 20-year-old Scream franchise (“Don’t you watch any horror films?”) and the plot pauses so that the film’s persecuted Goth stereotype can offer an embarrassingly awkward be-your-own-self speech. If you possess intelligence, prepare it to be insulted.” Horrorscreams Videovault

“All in all Red Eye is an exceptionally well put together film in all aspects. From the beautiful cinematography, the hardcore monolog, and the gut-wrenching kills; Red Eye is worth the watch and in the tradition of Rob Zombie; Clay and Orndoff will not disappoint.” iHorror.com

“There’s a lot of old school slasher goodness going on in Red Eye: A lot of blood and a lot of screaming and running through the woods. There’s also a few cringe-worthy scenes that are almost unwatchable. No spoilers here, you’ll have to find out what those are on your own.” The Indie Horror Review

“Clay shows us exactly how ballsy he is by infusing his film with a depravity I’ve not seen since A Serbian Film. Where the lack of financial backing hurts his project in some areas, that same problem actually balances itself, making the wicked nature of the death scenes even more dangerous and spectacular. It feels real. You can feel their pain.” The Movie Sleuth

“It’s very predictable and I saw the twists coming from miles away. Of course in slashers, that’s not always considered a bad thing. But I’d like to see some new ideas go with the new blood […] Red Eye is a nasty, rough slice of horror that will satisfy fans looking for some red meat. As long as they don’t mind being well ahead of the plot most of the time.” Voices from the Balcony

“The true star of Tristan Clay’s Red Eye are the kills. With a small cast of six we don’t get a high body count. Clay and Orndorff make the kills we do get count. Budget constraints does lead to cutaway scenes and a corny eye removal but what the actors may have lacked in delivering dialogue, they made up for by dying.” Without Your Head

Cast and characters:

Jessica Cameron … Bea
Heather Dorff … Ryann O’Riley
Destinie Orndoff … Rykyr Jacobs
Clayton Abbott … Red Eye
Scott King … Gage Barker
Hayden Wilberger … Jake Lockhart

Filming locations:

Kentucky, USA

Technical details:

73 minutes

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)

Trailer:

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