Eyes of Fire
Directed by Avery Crounse
On the 18th century frontier, an adulterous preacher and his followers flee to ‘the promised land’ only to enter a valley of lust, madness, pagan vengeance and hallucinatory terror. In 1983, acclaimed photographer Avery Crounse made his debut as writer/director with what is considered to be the seminal American folk horror film. Misunderstood by audiences and mishandled by distributors, it has remained virtually unseen until now.
On the 18th century frontier, an adulterous preacher and his followers flee to ‘the promised land’ only to enter a valley of lust, madness, pagan vengeance and hallucinatory terror.
Cast: Dennis Lipscomb, Guy Boyd, Rebecca Stanley, Sally Klein, Karlene Crockett
If you can get past the first forty five minutes or so that's boring, the rest is pretty good.
I appreciate some of the ideas that this movie has and I did find it interesting, but it stops being interesting faster than you would hope. I think a lot of that has to do with tons of scenes going on for a little too long that overtime adds up, and wooden characters that are painfully boring to watch. There were only a handful of characters that were interesting and one of them hardly talks until the end of the movie, then she becomes boring to watch too. The practical effects, while done earnestly, look really bad. Not the cult classic I was hoping for.
meh.not really worth watching.no real story
Good 80’s horror
Love this movie. I hate to say budget kept it being an alltime classic. So many cool ideas that couldn't quite get the treatment they deserved. But a great, important movie that deserves rewatches. Thanks Shudder for prioritizing movies like this.