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

The more you know about both Native American and Irish folklore, the better the film gets. The low budget makes for some goofy effects at times, but the clash of essentially new and old world mythologies is something you just don't see that often. It's fun to think about, if not particularly scary.

gwynfortemps
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4 days ago

First half is rather slow, but things get very wild and unhinged in the second half. Fun times

Sznofthewitch
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6 days ago

Campy and low budget, but visually creative and filled with hallucinatory atmosphere.

Erasmus_Azazel
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3 weeks ago

A feast for the eyes. One more reason I have a subscription. I had never seen this.

Shadowmass666
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1 month ago

This is a unique offering from the 80s. The old school effects are humorous but entertaining.

melyssiabrown
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1 month ago