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EYES OF FIRE

EYES OF FIRE

  • Directed by Avery Crounse
  • Starring Dennis Lipscomb, Guy Boyd, Rebecca Stanley
  • 1983 | 85mins | USA | (18)

Before THE WITCH, there was EYES OF FIRE. In this seminal 1980s folk horror gem, a rogue 18th century preacher and his followers attempt to establish a settlement beyond the western frontier. But when they encounter a not-so-enchanted forest filled with evil spirits, the group exchanges happiness for apocalyptic madness. Newly restored from the original camera negative, EYES OF FIRE is a dreamlike hallucination that combines arthouse surrealism, gonzo creature effects, and ambitious symbolism to build a truly haunting experience. Imagine Werner Herzog directing an A24 film in 1983 and you’re halfway there.