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My Little Eye

The six months are nearly up. Another few days of voluntary captivity under the ever-watchful eyes of a hundred webcams and the five housemates will be home free - and a million dollars better off. But when Danny gets word that his grandfather has died, the group is unwilling to forfeit the prize so he can attend the funeral. And when, instead of the usual package of supplies, the contestants receive a bottle of champagne and a loaded gun, can they convince themselves that it's just another mind game, that survival is not at stake? A disturbing renovation of the classic 'old dark house' blood-chiller, this takes the logic of opportunism and runs with it. The film is shot entirely from the fixed vantage points of digital surveillance cameras and, in keeping with the tenets of voyeur TV, the contestants are noxious exhibitionists willing to endure any humiliation so long as Big Brother keeps watching. In the most chilling scene, they discover that this may not be the case - that their imagined fame doesn't extend beyond a handful of sadistic high-rollers. A nasty piece of work, but we probably deserve it.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Marc Evans
Screenwriter: David Hilton, James Watkins
Cast: Sean CW Johnson
Kris Lemche
Stephen O'Reilly
Laura Regan
Jennifer Sky
Bradley Cooper
Nick Mennell

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5 / 5

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yduric

As the reviewer(s) at TimeOut so accurately pointed it out: 'A nasty piece of work, but we probably deserve it'. Why? because 'My Little Eye' is much more than a 'Blair Witch Project meets Big Brother' film, as so many people like to describe it. This film is a fierce look at greed and anonymity in our modern society. Greed, because the main motivation of the characters in the film is money, and not fame, as they so kindly try to explain it at the beginning; this very greed obliterates any critical sense or curiosity in them: until the end, no one among them has ever thought of knowing exactly what they were involved in. Anonymity, because we learn the horrendous truth that maybe millions will watch them die online, comfortably on their computer screens, without any trace of compassion, but with a sort of terrible voyeuristic and anonymous pleasure instead. This is why we deserve a film like this, which can be viewed as a metaphor of some major evil lurking in our society.

yduric

As the reviewer(s) at TimeOut so accurately pointed it out: 'A nasty piece of work, but we probably deserve it'. Why? because 'My Little Eye' is much more than a 'Blair Witch Project meets Big Brother' film, as so many people like to describe it. This film is a fierce look at greed and anonymity in our modern society. Greed, because the main motivation of the characters in the film is money, and not fame, as they so kindly try to explain it at the beginning; this very greed obliterates any critical sense or curiosity in them: until the end, no one among them has ever thought of knowing exactly what they were involved in. Anonymity, because we learn the horrendous truth that maybe millions will watch them die online, comfortably on their computer screens, without any trace of compassion, but with a sort of terrible voyeuristic and anonymous pleasure instead. This is why we deserve a film like this, which can be viewed as a metaphor of some major evil lurking in our society.