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A divisive film you’ll either love or hate, “The Eyes of My Mother” is not for everyone, but it is highly original and unsettling.

On this episode of The Final Girl on 6th Ave, host Carolyn Smith-Hilmmer takes a deep dive into the surreal, unforgettable, nightmarish black-and-white horror film The Eyes of My Mother, directed by Nicolas Pesce in his directorial debut. This 2016 horror film is about a young girl who witnesses her mother’s death at an early age and the way her trauma manifests in macabre ways as she grows up on her family’s secluded farm. It’s a powerful but polarizing arthouse film that leaves a significant impression. – Stephanie (Editor-in-Chief)


I can assure you that if you have never seen THE EYES OF MY MOTHER before, you will never forgive me for this one. That being said – enjoy!


The Final Girl on 6th Ave is a weekly show where host, Carolyn Smith-Hillmer, dissects an arthouse/elevated horror film. Each episode includes a detailed play-by-play of the film itself and a subsequent deep dive into the thematic elements and symbolism. Because elevated horror is sometimes viewed within the horror community as pretentious, Carolyn makes sure to use her down-to-earth tone and unique perspective to make these films less intimidating for the casual horror viewer and less ostentatious for the genre lover.

Listen to more episodes on the show’s website here

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