As I have mentioned in one of my earlier posts...I am not a huge fan of reality shows. But recently I've seen a lot of movies about reality shows, and they've been some what interesting.
In fact, just tonight I saw a very cool movie about some people on an online reality TV show. The movie is called My Little Eye, and is about these people who sign up to stay in a house in the middle of nowhere. They are told that if they all stay and make it out of the house after a certain amount of time, they will receive a large sum of cash. The catch is that their daily exploits are captured on camera and put online for the world to see.
It all starts off as fun and games... but soon things start getting a little weird and strangely creepy. Soon the house guests have a few unwelcome visitors that start leaving things around the house, these things relate to certain aspects of the house gusts past.The real fun starts when our house guests discover that they're not being watched to see who wins the prize money, but rather... the viewers are in a bidding war to see which one of them dies first.
To tell you any more would spoil the story... but let me just say, this movie is pretty sweet. The characters are well drawn out and the tension and climate of the movie is set without killing too much time in idle pacing. The story is very well written and through out the movie it actually feels like you're watching a reality show.That doesn't mean that the whole movie is crappy film grains and shit camera angles. It looks and sounds very good.
The gore and such in this movie aren't anything to brag about... but all the action fits perfectly in the scheme of things. plus you get some eye candy here and there. All and all this baby is well worth the watch.
Here's a little something extra for ya.
In the movie, every now and then the character of Rex is seen playing a video game. Listening to the sounds of the game...and at one point hearing the game's title screen music, I realized it was Evil Dead: Hail to the king. I loved that game and played it to bits on my PS1.