Title: Damn Your Eyes

Also known as:
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Year: 2009

Genre: Short / Western / Revenge

Language: English

Runtime: 20 min

Director: David Guglielmo

Writer: David Guglielmo

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1518802/

Plot:
A cowboy is looking for a man named Scott, a man who killed his entire family and left him blind when he was a kid. He is now close on his tail and vengeance will be served.

Our thoughts:
"Damn Your Eyes" is a short film by David Guglielmo that is soon to be expanded into a feature, and I must say I am damn happy to hear that. It's a western story about Sam. Heis seeking revenge on the man who killed his family as a kid, and left him blind - without eyes. It's quick to the point and starts out in a bar where Sam gets into trouble and kills a few men, bartender included, and ends up injured himself. A whore in the bar witnesses all of this, and takes Sam with her to protect him and let him rest. When Sam wakes up he tells her about the tragedy from his early years and who he is looking for.

I was actually a bit skeptical about this film, with a title like "Damn Your Eyes" and a revenge story, I expected a typical wannabe-70's-film but there is little to no hints of that in the movie outside of the actual title and logo. Of course you might find influences or even homages, but I am very tired of films trying too hard to get the oldie look, and failing. Instead it's a very promising story that I think will be perfect as a feature film instead of a short. It starts off by saying that it's part 1, so I think maybe the original plan was to make it into a mini-series, but personally a feature would do better. I think it will get a wider base of interest that way. I'm also not a big western fan, but I am still interested in this. It seems like it could become a really cool little independent film.

The short has some brief violence that looks pretty good, so I can only imagine what they would pull off with a larger buget than $5000 and plenty more screen time to kill.

The film is available for free streaming so there's no reason for you not to click the link below and enjoy these 20 minutes of introduction (as I would like to call it) and eagerly await the feature film in the future. "Damn Your Eyes" will definitely please fans of the western genre much more than it pleased me, and I liked it a lot. I've heard it compared to some of the big spaghetti western titles so that should be good, right? Don't miss "Damn Your Eyes", or I'll damn your face!


Positive things:
- Great film even for someone like me who doesn't really care for the western genre.
- Not too shabby effects!
- Actually really well made considering the small budget.
Negative things:
- Only a taste of the story.

Rating:
Gore: 1/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 3.5/5
Effects: 2.5/5
Comedy: 0/5

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Reviewed by:
Ronny




 

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