Eyeball (film)

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Directed byUmberto Lenzi
Screenplay by
Story by
Music byBruno Nicolai[1]
CinematographyAntono Millan[1]
Edited byAmedeo Moriani[1]
  • National Cinematografica Pioneer
  • Estela Films[1]
Distributed byIndipendenti Regionali[1]

Eyeball (Italian: Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro, lit. 'Red Cats in a Glass Maze') is a 1975 giallo film written and directed by Umberto Lenzi.[2]


A maniac killer in red cape and hood is killing off American tourists on a tour bus by gouging out their eyeballs.



Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD by Sinister Film on January 1, 2014,[3] it was announced that 88 Films would release a Mega edition of the film on Blu-ray on August 27, 2018.[4]


In his analysis of the film, author Louis Paul described the film as "entertaining" and "enjoyable".[5] The Terror Trap gave the film 3/4 stars, calling it "[a] Completely enjoyable giallo from Umberto Lenzi"; the reviewer also commended the film's score, "bizarro plot", cast, and death sequences.[6] Justin Kerswell from Hysteria Lives! awarded the film 3/5 stars, stating that the film was director Lenzi's least accomplished giallo, but a'so stated that it was "a thoroughly entertaining 90 minutes of slasher trash".[7] Dan Budnik from The Bleeding Skull! called the film "a mighty entertaining giallo", and commended the film's atmosphere, pacing, and odd characters.[8]

TV Guide hated the film, calling it "worthless", and criticized the film's gimmicky villain.[9]



  • Louis Paul (1 August 2013). Italian Horror Film Directors. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-8749-3.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro (1974)". Archviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  2. ^ Paul 2013, pp. 154.
  3. ^ "Amazon.com: Eyeball: Gatti Rossi in un Labirinto di Vetro: John Richardson, Martine Brochard, Umberto Lenzi, Ines Pellegrini, Andres Mejuto, Mirta Miller, Daniele Vargas: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Amazon. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ Coffel, Chris. "88 Films Set to Release Mega-Edition of Umberto Lenzi's 'Eyeball!' - Bloody Disgusting". Bloody Disgusting.com. Chris Coffel. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ Paul 2013, pp. 147.
  6. ^ "Eyeball (1974)". Terror Trap.com. The Terror Trap. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ Kerswell, Justin. "EYEBALL". Hysteria Lives.co.uk. Justin Kerswell. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  8. ^ Budnik, Dan. "Eyeball (1975)". Bleeding Skull.com. Dan Budnik. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Eyeball - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings". TV Guide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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