Eyes of a Stranger (1981 film)
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|Eyes of a Stranger|
|Directed by||Ken Wiederhorn|
|Produced by||Ronald Zerra|
|Written by||Mark Jackson|
|Starring||Jennifer Jason Leigh|
|Music by||Richard Einhorn|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures (1981 Theatrical)|
Warner-Columbia (1981 Austrian Theatrical Release)
Warner Home Video (1994 VHS and 2007 DVD)
The film centers around a rapist and murderer who stalks his victims and then calls them repeatedly before raping and killing them. A feminist TV anchor (Lauren Tewes) becomes suspicious and investigates one of her neighbors, who she believes is committing the crimes.
Eyes of a Stranger was released in 180 theaters in the United States by Warner Bros. on March 27, 1981, earning $546,724 during its opening weekend. It eventually grossed an estimated $1.1 million.
The film was originally cut for an R rating, removing many instances of violence including a decapitation from the film, leaving only the final head shot uncut. As a result, many of Tom Savini's gore effects were cut out or edited. The uncut version was released on DVD as part of Warner's Twisted Terror Collection with an R-rating on the packaging.
Janet Maslin of The New York Times called it "a cheap, sleazy horror movie," but praised Jennifer Jason Leigh as "the only thing worth seeing." Allmovie wrote, "this tired, unimaginative slasher-thriller plays like a sleazy TV movie-of-the-week punctuated with gory murder scenes".
- Eyes of a Stranger at Box Office Mojo
- Maslin, Janet. "A Killer Stalks in Eyes of a Stranger," The New York Times, Friday, March 27, 1981. Retrieved November 15, 2018
- Cavett Binion. "Eyes of a Stranger (1981)". Allmovie. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
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