Eyes of a Stranger (1981 film)

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Eyes of a Stranger
Eyes-of-a-Stranger-poster.jpg
Directed byKen Wiederhorn
Produced byRonald Zerra
Written byMark Jackson
StarringJennifer Jason Leigh
Lauren Tewes
John DiSanti
Music byRichard Einhorn
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures (1981 Theatrical)
Warner-Columbia (1981 Austrian Thetrical Release)
Warner Home Video (1994 VHS and 2007 DVD)
Release dates1981
Running time85 min.
Country United States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Eyes of a Stranger
Eyes-of-a-Stranger-poster.jpg
Directed byKen Wiederhorn
Produced byRonald Zerra
Written byMark Jackson
StarringJennifer Jason Leigh
Lauren Tewes
John DiSanti
Music byRichard Einhorn
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures (1981 Theatrical)
Warner-Columbia (1981 Austrian Thetrical Release)
Warner Home Video (1994 VHS and 2007 DVD)
Release dates1981
Running time85 min.
Country United States
LanguageEnglish

Eyes of a Stranger is a 1981 slasher film directed by Ken Wiederhorn. It features makeup effects by Tom Savini and stars Jennifer Jason Leigh in one of her earliest roles.

Plot[edit]

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 becomes suspicious and investigates one of her neighbors, who she believes is committing the crimes.[1]

Censorship[edit]

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 censored. The uncut version was released on DVD as part of Warner's Twisted Terror Collection with an R-rating on the packaging.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "this tired, unimaginative slasher-thriller plays like a sleazy TV movie-of-the-week punctuated with gory murder scenes".[2]

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