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Sam@Cult Labs 2nd October 2007 01:24 PM

Eyeball Violence
What is it with the crazy Italians and eyeball assault? Giallo is full of twisted ways of piercing them an Fulci defined the eyeball kill in Zombi 2, when that women got a splinter rammed into her socket. I've read somewhere that Giallo has an obsession with leering voyeurism and that the eye attack is linked to that but I think it's just that it's the universal way of creating queasiness in an audience. Everyone is scared of blindless and brain injury so shoving a blade in there really freaks everyone out...

Paul@TheOverlook 2nd October 2007 01:34 PM

I was trying to describe the eyeball scene from FLESH EATERS to a female work colleague - she put her hands over her ears and wouldn't listen :D

Jimmy 2nd October 2007 01:36 PM

Also in Lenzi's Nightmare City. A woman gets a fire-poker in the eye socket.

Sam@Cult Labs 2nd October 2007 01:38 PM

it's still a classic moment, one that always gets mentioned whenever video nasties get mentioned anywhere. I thinks it because the editing during the build up makes the believe that the film will turn away at the last moment, maybe to a shot of blood splattering on a wall or a shot of the outside of the house accompanied by a blood curdling scream, but it doesn't and the first time you see it it shocks the hell out of you

Philleh 17th October 2007 08:26 PM

Eye violation is as old as cinema :)

vincenzo 17th October 2007 09:26 PM

A pair of eyeballs get pushed outwards (via a zombie fist in the mouth) in Zombie Creeping Flesh and a decidedly plastic looking one got squished out in the wonderful Night Of The Bloody Apes.

A sweet old lady also has eyeball surgery (via acupuncture needles) in Shameless's very own Killer Nun.

Philleh 18th October 2007 01:43 PM

If I remember rightly, Zombie 4: After Death had a cool eye gouge scene towards the end? Just like the manner in which the guy is dispatched in Zombie Creeping Flesh?

vincenzo 18th October 2007 01:54 PM

Another one got hypodermically-punctured (after the poor sod had almost got burnt to a crisp) in Dead And Buried and poked out in the ridiculously fun Dawn Of The Mummy.

Philleh 18th October 2007 02:29 PM

Sergio Martino's Torso has some juicy eye violation too.

Damn, Dawn of the Mummy is ace.

bedorca 19th December 2007 08:30 PM

Don't forget the Evil Dead! Double finger attack in the first and eyeball into mouth in the 2nd. SQUISH

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