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
Updating to 5 on my second viewing.
didnt really liked how they portrayed my people as savages and devils
Wow that was just amazing! It’s a true shame that this didn’t get the accolades it deserves. Great dialogue and full use of 1983 effects.
Loved this one! Good story, a little creepy, a little confusing but worth watching
Fast-paced, well-shot, and significantly better than you'd expect! Feels somehow off-brand in every respect, and the loopy editing might not be intentional... but there's an eerie sophistication and slickness at play here. Great cast-- shouts to Grandpa from 'Silent Night, Deadly Night'-