02 January 2006

Dream double bill # 8 'Eyes without a face' and 'Peeping Tom'

The theme of this double bill is horror. Horror as a by-product of science. Doctor GĂ©nessier and his assistant Louise lure young ladies so that they can provide his daughter Christiane with a new face in 'Eyes without a face' (Yeux sans visage) meanwhile he continues his experiments on dogs. Is Mark Lewis continuing the work of his father in 'Peeping Tom'? Both films offer us the faces of madmen absorbed by science and experiments, something I think we see less and less in modern day horror films where ordinary people tend to perpetuate the horror.

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