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Eye of the Beholder

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Eye of the Beholder

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
109 minutes
performer:
Ashley Judd, Ewan McGregor
director:
Stephan Elliott
distributor:
Columbia Tri-Star
author:
Stephan Elliott
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

The corpses of six young women are found lined up ”like sides of beef” in a college auditorium basement, each mutilated in a distinct, grotesque fashion. Prosecutor Paul Riley sends a psycho handyman (who’s apparently inspired by a rock song) to the gas chamber for the crimes. But his work, and David Ellis’ lively thriller, are just getting started. Sixteen years later, another maniac — or is it the same one? — gets cracking on verse 2 of the grisly ditty. (Note to the squeamish: It features a chain saw.) Is the womanizing tycoon to blame? The shifty prof? A Russian thug? Riley himself? The plot goes berserk toward the end, but Eye of the Beholder never loses steam. B