Movies: Some Very Bad Visions

When a movie has a blind female protagonist, you know you're in for a fright. Directors love to take an actress like Audrey Hepburn or Madeleine Stowe, make her doubly vulnerable—and then send in the stalkers. That's the intention of Hong Kong director-brothers Oxide and Danny Pang for The Eye, which carries the tag line: "Why do I feel so afraid?"

The "why" is the film's unique twist. The heroine, a character named Mann (played with cool elegance by young Malaysian actress Angelica Lee), went blind when she was two years old. Fourteen years on (where the film begins) she has a...

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