Released in 1975, Eyeball might just be the late, great Umberto Lenzi’s greatest giallo! Gruesome and gruelling, this torrid tale of a black gloved killer with a fetish for plucking out the peepers of his unlucky victims is a personal favourite of PULP FICTION genius Quentin Tarantino and it is easy to see why. Boasting plenty of bloodshed and some beautiful Catalonian locations,
Paulette Stone (Martine Brochard) joins a party of tourists in Barcelona. She is joined shortly after by Mark Burton (John Richardson), her married boss with whom she has been having an affair. Somebody begins killing members of the tour party – in each case gouging out their left eyeball. The only clue is that the killer is wearing one of the red raincoats given out to members of the tour party. As the Spanish police investigate, suspecting various members of the tour group, Mark realises that his wife Alma (Marta May) has come to Barcelona and might be the killer.
Eyeball is a murder-mystery that stands up to the best of Mario Bava and Dario Argento and, with its messy arterial mayhem, even anticipates the later excess of such American slasher staples as FRIDAY THE 13th!