About the Movie: Eyes Without a Face (French: Les yeux sans visage) is a 1960 FrenchItalian horror film adaptation of Jean Redon’s novel, directed by Georges Franju, and starring Pierre Brasseur and Alida Valli. During the film’s production, consideration was given to the standards of European censors by setting the right tone, minimizing gore and eliminating the mad-scientist character. Although the film passed through the European censors, the film’s release in Europe caused controversy nevertheless. Critical reaction ranged from praise to disgust.

The film received an American debut in an edited and dubbed form in 1962 under the title of The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus. In the United States, Faustus was released as a double feature with The Manster (1959). The film’s initial critical reception was not overtly positive, but subsequent theatrical and home video re-releases increased its reputation. Modern critics praise the film today for its poetic nature as well as being a notable influence on other filmmakers.

IMDb Ratings: 7.8/10

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