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Eyes of Eidolon

A spine-chilling horror that delves into grief, guilt and isolation.
5/5

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Written and directed by Davi Peña, ‘Eyes of Eidolon’ is a short psychological horror film that takes a haunting look at a widower’s guilt and grief. Russell Shealy leads the cast as Alexander, a bereft musician who takes solitude at a remote lake house. Kristen Geary co-stars as his late wife, Amelia. The narrative, which omits verbal character dialogue, takes the protagonist through a melancholic journey of isolation, regret and fear – which is further tested upon the arrival of a mysterious presence. ‘Eyes of Eidolon’ is a cinematic masterpiece, spawned by its eerie atmosphere and well-crafted technicality.

The 10-minute film opens with a somber Alexander gently playing the piano. Intimate memories of his recently deceased lover occupy his lonely existence. After a mysterious spine-chilling presence allocates him photographic memories, his psychology declines further – which accumulates with an apparition of his late wife. Viewers can expect hair-raising trepidation throughout.

Davi Peña has created a riveting ride of ominous paranormality. Viewers will latch on to Russell Shealy’s captivating portrayal of a grief-stricken man facing his own culpability. Technically, the film is a blazing triumph, with stellar cinematography, lighting and production design. Editing and sound are equally commendable. The dark tone of the narrative is flawlessly projected thanks to the praiseworthy craftsmanship. Highly recommended.

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Eyes of Eidolon

A spine-chilling horror that delves into grief, guilt and isolation.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Davi Peña, ‘Eyes of Eidolon’ is a short psychological horror film that takes a haunting look at a widower’s guilt and grief. Russell Shealy leads the cast as Alexander, a bereft musician who takes solitude at a remote lake house. Kristen Geary co-stars as his late wife, Amelia. The narrative, which omits verbal character dialogue, takes the protagonist through a melancholic journey of isolation, regret and fear – which is further tested upon the arrival of a mysterious presence. ‘Eyes of Eidolon’ is a cinematic masterpiece, spawned by its eerie atmosphere and well-crafted technicality.

The 10-minute film opens with a somber Alexander gently playing the piano. Intimate memories of his recently deceased lover occupy his lonely existence. After a mysterious spine-chilling presence allocates him photographic memories, his psychology declines further – which accumulates with an apparition of his late wife. Viewers can expect hair-raising trepidation throughout.

Davi Peña has created a riveting ride of ominous paranormality. Viewers will latch on to Russell Shealy’s captivating portrayal of a grief-stricken man facing his own culpability. Technically, the film is a blazing triumph, with stellar cinematography, lighting and production design. Editing and sound are equally commendable. The dark tone of the narrative is flawlessly projected thanks to the praiseworthy craftsmanship. Highly recommended.

304191996500EyesofEidolon1 e1668198939594

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