Drive-in that shown "Eyes of a Stranger"!!

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  1. ronnie21

    ronnie21 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a Delaware drive-in that shown "Eyes of a Stanger" on a double bill with "The Exterminator" In august of 1981. The drive-in closed in Summer of 87. but in the late 70's and early 80's shown every teen sex comedy and trashy horror movie you can think of.. Here's the drive less than a year after it's closing. and the eyes of a stranger ad..
    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/29096

    sorry. couldn't upload the picture. but heres the site on the drive with all the info you need.. I posted most of the photos..
     
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    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    Cool, I really miss drive-in "Dusk Till Dawn " shows. Movies ran from just after dark until first light. Great fun !
     
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    wow, not sure if this one did that..
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Awesome. Sadly, Eyes of a Stranger never played to our local theaters. I remember waiting for that one after seeing the Ebert/Siskel review on Sneak Previews. We also never got The Prowler or Madman.
     
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    From what I recall , EYES OF A STRANGER had a good opening but was immediately caught up in the media controversy about slasher films supposedly promoting violence. Warners , fearing bad press, pulled the film out of most U.S. theaters. Incidentally, the film was originally an independent. When it went into production it had no distributor and the killer in the script was a strangler, not a slasher. About a week into production Warner Brothers bought the distribution rights but demanded that the script be rewritten to make the killer a slasher. They also hired Tom Savini to do the effects. Despite the changes (some already filmed murder scenes had to be reshot), I still think the film is one of the better written slashers of that era.
     

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