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Eyes of Fire

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

Member Reviews

Just dumb.

A.Jane.
2 weeks ago

One reviewer below described this as “a 1980’s version of The Witch”, but it’s clear after watching that The Witch is a “2010’s version of Eyes of Fire.” The influence could not be more apparent. Unlike The Witch, it’s not a perfect film, but an essential for understanding the roots of forest-pagan horror.

SethChar
3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed it, knocked a couple of skulls off for the clumsy Native American representation. Gona be writhing around in mud and leaves for the rest of my life though.

Brair
4 weeks ago

Don’t waste your time. So boring

Splitchick
1 month ago

Alot better than expected but you have to be a fan of historical folk horror to get anything out of watching this. It was captivating and engaging in a very slow way that I found fun yet also boring but I'm glad I watched it .

vinhorror33
1 month ago