#69 ZOMBIE (1980)
IT'S ALL FUN AND
UNTIL SOMEONE GETS THEIR EYE PUT OUT
several of our Top 100 Scary Scenes have to do with eye trauma.
There's just something so horrifying about injuring your eyeballs
that makes it for a good easy scare. The horror comics in the 50s
knew this and used the images frequently on covers of books like
Tales From The Crypt to the extent that when the Comics Code
Authority was created to make the funny books safer for kids, a
clause was put in specifically prohibiting damage to eyes.
Zombie has a particularly horrendous version of this
act. A woman is hiding behind a door as an undead dude is trying to
get at her. After he busts through the door, he grabs her by the
hair and slowly drags her eyeball into a shard of wood sticking out.
felt this was a bizarre tribute to Sandy Duncan. But those people are