The Eye

May 9th, 2002


The Eye

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A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts...

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.8/10 (15,414 voted)

Critic's Score: 66/100

Director: Oxide Pang Chun

Stars: Angelica Lee, Chutcha Rujinanon, Lawrence Chou

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner ...

Writers: Jo Jo Yuet-chun Hui, Danny Pang

Angelica Lee - Wong Kar Mun (as Lee Sin-Je)
Lawrence Chou - Dr. Wah
Jinda Duangtoy - Old Lady in the Hospital
Yut Lai So - Yingying
Candy Lo - Yee (Mun's Sister)
Edmund Chen - Dr. Lo
Yin Ping Ko - Mun's grandmother
Florence Wu - Nurse
Wisarup Annuar - Dark Figure
Yuet Siu Wong - Ghost in the Hospital
Wing-Wai Chin - Hospital Caretaker
Tao Leung - Ghost on the Highway
Mylio Lau - Wah's Secretary (as Miyuki Lau)
Ousinthorn Chotphan - Mun as a Little Girl
Dampongongtrakul Sawadee - Yee as a Little Girl

Taglines: What if the reflection you see is not yours


Official Website: Palm Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 9 May 2002

Filming Locations: Hong Kong, China

Box Office Details

Budget: SGD 4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: €301,664 (Spain) (23 March 2003) (71 Screens)

Gross: $2,952,059 (South Korea) (19 September 2002)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Argentina: (Mar del Plata Film Festival)  | Canada: (DVD)  | Sweden: (DVD)

Did You Know?

When Dr Wah and Mun are on the train together, a ghostly woman's face appears in the train window behind them as they travel through a tunnel.

Continuity: When Mun and Dr. Lo get to Bangkok, they each have a black bag. At the hospital, only Dr. Lo has one. Later, at Ling's house, Mun has her bag back.

User Review

One of the year's best horror movies, though the subtitles will sadly put many people off

Rating: 8/10

Even the website of this movie gave me the creeps. And it turned out to be one of the scariest movies I've seen in a while.

We follow the touching story of a young Hong Kong girl, blind from her earliest years, who undergoes a cornea transplant. After softening us up with lots of nice sentiment, the horror kicks her new found sight brings its own macabre rewards. Snappy editing and a well-timed score heighten the horrors that pack nanchuka punches to the guts. About a third of the audience was cowering behind their hands for the last half. In an age when American horror flicks are starting to look weary from over-use of CGI special effects or are toned down by self-censorship to reach a wider audience, The Eye comes in as a deftly woven real cardiac-stimulation shocker.

Sadly, the fact that it is subtitled limits the potential audience as many people simply refuse to go and see foreign language films until they have been genuinely moved or terrified by one. If you like horror movies and want to experiment, this is a good chance, and one of the best in the genre since the little shown Audition earlier this year.


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