A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.
Some will use tricks to go for cheap scares or disorient. Films within the film, a dream, or dreams within a dream may all seem at first to be part of the movie. Angustia AKA Anguish, for example.
Others will have events shown the way a character tells or experiences them, perhaps lies or mental illness make them different than what "really" happened. Dr. Caligari or Haute Tension come to mind.
This is all by way of saying this is one of those movies. About an hour into the videocassette (less than an hour into the movie), things change. There are some constants, while other things are completely different. This opening segment is framed by two identical shots: of a boy tapping a knitting needle against his eyeglasses.
The first part of the movie has a young boy who helps his blind mother, who attends a school for the blind. He follows and watches many of the blind people, and it turns out there is a slasher attacking some of the women, killing some of them too. He observes several likely suspects, sometimes watching through a telescope.
Whether people like the movie or not may hinge on how upset they are by how things change for the last part of the movie. Myself, I enjoyed it.
- Jun 22, 2005