Eyes of a Stranger

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""Sorry, your party is dead...""
  • R
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.9  (3,153)

Eyes of a Stranger is a thrilling horror movie from 1981, directed by Ken Wiederhorn and starring Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and John DiSanti. The movie revolves around a psychopath who is hiding in plain sight in a residential area of Miami and a news reporter who becomes obsessed with exposing him. The plot begins when Jane Harris (played by Tewes), a popular Miami news anchor, starts receiving threatening phone calls at her workplace. At first, her team dismisses it as a prank or a fan of hers, but when a series of brutal murders of young women occur in the same area, Jane realizes that the calls were a warning from the killer. The police are stumped and cannot seem to catch the culprit, so Jane takes it into her own hands to uncover the identity of the killer and bring him to justice.

Meanwhile, Tracy (played by Leigh) is a young deaf and mute girl who lives in the same building complex as the killer. She accidentally witnesses a murder in the killer's apartment but cannot tell anyone as she cannot speak or hear. The killer, Stanley Herbert (played by DiSanti), realizes she knows too much and starts to hunt her down.

As Jane grows more and more obsessed with the case, she starts to investigate Stanley's past and discovers that he has a dark history of raping and murdering women. She starts to piece together his identity and, with the help of her cameraman, starts to stalk him in the hopes of catching him in the act.

The tension builds up as Stanley becomes more and more erratic and paranoid, knowing that someone is onto him. He starts to target Jane and her team, leading to a climactic confrontation that will leave the audience on the edge of their seats.

Eyes of a Stranger is a classic horror movie that expertly builds tension and suspense throughout its runtime. The performances are notable, with Tewes delivering a solid performance as Jane, a strong female character who is determined to uncover the truth. Leigh's portrayal of Tracy is also commendable, portraying the fear and helplessness of being mute and deaf in a dangerous situation. DiSanti plays the role of the killer admirably, making the character both sadistic and pathetic at the same time.

The cinematography and score of the movie add to the overall chilling atmosphere of the film. The use of dark shadows and creepy sound effects will stick with the audience long after the movie has ended. The pacing of the film is also well-done, never allowing the audience to get bored or restless.

In conclusion, Eyes of a Stranger is a classic horror movie from the 1980s that should not be overlooked. It expertly mixes elements of horror, suspense, and thriller, making for an engrossing and chilling experience. The performances of the cast, coupled with the cinematography and score, make the movie a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Eyes of a Stranger is a 1981 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 24 min
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    5.9  (3,153)