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      Eyes of a Stranger

      R Released Apr 27, 1981 1h 25m Mystery & Thriller List
      43% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 37% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Derek Malcolm Guardian [An] appallingly tasteless film. Dec 29, 2021 Full Review Philip French Guardian A moratorium, or if necessary a crematorium, should be declared on such celluloid offal. Dec 29, 2021 Full Review Alan Jones Starburst This is just downright illogical and stupid and isn't going to fool anyone with its cobbled-together synthesis of other people's ideas. Jul 27, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...an above-average slasher... Rated: 3/4 Mar 9, 2010 Full Review Lucius Gore ESplatter Like many an early-1980s slasher flick, it's so politically incorrect and sleazy that it's actually a shock to watch it in the enlightened times we live in today. Jun 18, 2008 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 13, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Early 80s movies hit different. This one is a slow terror where a news reporter is onto a serial killer/rapist. Just so happens that her little sister (Jennifer Jason-Leigh) is blind, mute and deaf. And of course he's gonna get in their apartment and try to kill her. But she suddenly regains some of her senses? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review marco b Jennifer Jason Leigh's first film, as she stars as a deaf, mute, and blind girl attacked several years prior. Her sister, a hot-shot reporter is trying to track down a serial rapist/killer but is this person *ahem* close to home. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review steve d Jennifer Jason Leigh is the only notable thing about it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member From Ken Wiederhorn, director of the underrated underwater Nazi zombie classic "Shock Waves," comes this variation on the classic "Babysitter and the Man Upstairs" urban legend/scary story (i.e. "The call is coming from inside the house!"). Lauren Tewes, Julie McCoy of "The Love Boat" fame, plays a TV news reporter covering a story about a serial murderer/rapist prowling 1980s Miami for victims. The urban legend element is that the killer calls his victims over the phone before he strikes. Tewes begins to suspect her creepy neighbor and we begin to move into a competently made slasher film version of "Rear Window." The film was written by Ron Kurz (as Mark Jackson), who wrote "Friday the 13th Part 2" which gave the world the adult version of Jason Voorhees, but this film's killer is no Jason and the thrills are far from generating Hitchockian levels of suspense. In the film's favor, Jennifer Jason Leigh is very good in an early role as Tewes' younger sister who she's trying to protect and composer Richard Einhorn provides a good score, but a major standout (if it's your sort of thing) are the gory old school practical special effects by genre maestro Tom Savini ("Dawn of the Dead" "Manic" "The Prowler" "Creepshow" etc.). Overall, "Eyes of a Stranger" feels like a competent enough of made-for-TV movie (although it was a theatrical release) with a few decent set pieces that included a fair amount of slasher film levels of gore, which was enough to hold my interest, but not enough to make this a film one to go out of your way to watch unless 80s slasher films are your thing (which they are mine). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Quite disturbing and sleazy thriller/slasher pic that genre fans should appreciate. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Awesome little thriller! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/18/18 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
      Director
      Ken Wiederhorn
      Producer
      Ronald Zerra
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Georgetown Productions Inc.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 27, 1981, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 18, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 25m
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