You know that thing where you’re really tired but you find a movie on TV that you can’t miss and end up staying up really late watching it and then sleeping through your alarm and being late for school/work but you don’t regret it because you saw an awesome movie and screw work/school anyway? Well, tonight’s going to be one of those nights, because we’re showing “The Eye” at 1:30 a.m. ET/12:30 a.m. CT. We’d say sorry, but we know you love this movie so no apologies necessary. After all, you’re the one who gets to watch Jessica Alba as a blind concert violinist who gets a double corneal transplant and starts seeing things. Yep, she has haunted eyeballs. Is there anything more terrifying than that? Not really.
A remake of the Hong Kong horror film by the Pang Brothers, “Jian guy,” “The Eye” tells the story of Sydney Wells (Alba), a brilliant violinist who’s been blind since the age of five. After undergoing a cornea transplant, her vision slowly but surely returns, but at a terrible price — she begins experiencing either intense and frightening hallucinations or realizing that the world is way more nightmarish than she ever realized. Convinced that the images are real (and not that she’s simply going crazy), Sydney enlists the help of her visual therapist (Alessandro Nivola) as she attempts to solve this disturbing mystery, an investigation that ends up uncovering terrifying answers — and even more unexpected newfound abilities. Parker Posey, making her first horror film appearance since “Scream 3″ (2000), plays Alba’s justifiably concerned sister.
You know you’re going to watch. We’ll write a note for your boss:
“The Eye” airs at 1:30 a.m. ET/12:30 a.m. CT;