Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Eyes of Fire

Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30pm

A few years back, SLIFF by chance came into possession of a print of “Eyes of Fire,” an unjustly forgotten horror film shot more than three decades ago in the backwoods of Missouri. On our 25th anniversary, SLIFF felt duty-bound to give a respectful nod to our celluloid past — every other work in the fest screens digitally — by cracking open the film cans and offering a rare opportunity to view this criminally underseen gem in glorious 35mm. Set in the Colonial era, “Eyes of Fire” — the film debut of experimental photographer Avery Crounse — recounts the creepy doings that occur when a preacher accused of adultery is banished with his followers to the unsettled wilderness, an isolated forest haunted by the spirits of long-dead Native Americans. LA’s Cinefamily, which held its own screening of “Eyes of Fire” earlier this year, aptly describes the film as a “supernatural battle between good and evil, rife with impressively fantastical set pieces — from trees with faces and a mysterious naked forest-dwelling sect to rains of skulls and bones — all swung on a shoestring budget.”

1983
90 min.

Directed by

Avery Crounse

Country

U.S.

Film Category

American Indie Spotlight Archival Presentations Show-Me Cinema

Subject

Revenge

Genre

Horror Supernatural Thriller Western
With an intro and discussion by We Are Movie Geeks editor Tom Stockman.