Now here is one from the vaults.
Writer/Director Avery Crounse has made three films since 1983, including some award winners- but I’ll always know him for this weird little gem.
Eyes Of Fire had a haunting video box back in the late 80s/early 90s. And to anyone reading who grew up during the era of mom & pop video stores- you know what I mean by that. The box art was what drew you to renting a movie, because there was no internet, and if there was no word of mouth there was nothing else to go on.
A group of outcasts in the Colonies venture into a valley where the local Indians won’t go- and a frontiersman even warns them that the ground has had much blood spilled on it.
I truly enjoy this movie and treasure my VHS copy- Guy Boyd is terrific in it, so is Dennis Lipscomb. But the movie really belongs to Karlene Crockett as Leah- the strange witch girl who tries to help the settlers.
The theme of a place being just bad is a great one, a place where birds don’t sing and animals know instinctively not to cross it. This flick is a neat little gem- you should seek it out.