Red Eye Film Analysis
Red Eye follows Lisa Reisert (Racheal McAdams) the acting manager of Lux Atlantic a prestigious hotel, catching the Red Eye flight back home after attending her grandmothers …show more content…
While I have already praised both McAdams and Murphy, the rest of the cast are almost as good. I say almost because one or two do ham it up just a little. But, I kinda like that. This film has tons on notable actors in minor roles, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays and Kyle Gallner (who is a small cameo role) being those that stand out the most.
While Red Eye is technically a thriller, and ends on an upbeat note diffusing any lingering negative emotions. Red Eye has more than enough dread, foreboding and terror for me classify it as a horror film. If Bitten is a horror film, than so is Red Eye. Wes Cravens yeas as a horror director really shine here and the close claustrophobic atmosphere he creates is chilling as it memorable.
Final thoughts, like I said this is my favorite non-slasher that I've seen by Wes Craven and with so many outstanding films, I think that says a lot about the quality of this film. Red Eye is tense, story driven and impeccably cast and I wish more films came out in this vein. Red Eye also sports what might be the smallest body count of any Wes Craven film I've seen at a grand total of two. So if you're looking for a film that will scare you, while putting on edge of your seat while lot being bloody or gorey. Well than this just might be the film for you.