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"The Hallow": Eye infection
"I'm kind of obsessed with eyes, because they're the most individual part of our human anatomy...the gateway to emotion comes through our eyes," "The Hallow" director Corin Hardy told me recently. He's not kidding. In the director's intense, strikingly humane (if not entirely successful) Irish horror film, there are in fact two memorable moments involving eyes; in one, Claire (Bojana Novakovic) comes perilously close to being stabbed through one of her wide peepers with a long nail. In the other, we're left wincing as Adam (Joseph Mawle) discovers that his own eye has been grossly infected by humanoid creatures. Ready for that Lasik surgery? Both are squirm-worthy bits, but the second in particular gave me the oogies.