Give ‘Em The Evil Eye: Horror Films and Eye Contact

By  · Published on October 31st, 2017

Jeepers Creepers, where’d you get those peepers?

There’ve been some truly terrifying figures created through film and one of the most important aspects in creature creation is in the eyes. They’re the window to the soul, so they should represent how black or empty these villains’ are.

Red, lifeless, black, ablaze – anything inhumane will seep into our nightmares because just as we connect with people through eye contact, we are also affected by uncanny or offputting eye contact.

Albert Gomez’s supercut of villainous, sometimes demonic eyes finds consistency in filmmakers’ attempts to disarm and disturb with modifications to and long takes of eyes. See how long you can stare into these cruel globes without breaking and you’ll be ready for whatever job interview life throws at you.

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