Eyes of Fire (1984)

USA, 1984
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Avery Crounse.

Plot Summary

A preacher accused of adultery is run out of town along with his congregation. They find themselves lost in a forest haunted by the ghosts of long dead native Americans.


Directed by: Avery Crounse
© MCMLXXXIV [1984] Elysian Pictures, Ltd.
Elysian Pictures presents an Avery Crounse film
Produced by: Philip J. Spinelli
Associate Producer: Andrew Reichsman
Written by: Avery Crounse
Cinematography: Wade Hanks
Additional Photography by: Don Devine
Edited by: Michael Barnard
Irish Music by: Brad Fiedel
Production Mixer: Susumu Tokunow
Costume Design: Bernadette O’Brien
Make Up Design: Annie Maniscalco
Special Effects: Tassilo Baur
Art Director: Greg Fonseca

Dennis Lipscomb (Will Smythe)
Guy Boyd (Marion Dalton)
Rebecca Stanley (Eloise Dalton)
Sally Klein (Fnny Dalton)
Karlene Crockett (Leah)
Fran Ryan (sister)
Rob Paulsen (Jewell Buchanan)
Kerry Sherman (Margaret Buchanan)
Caitlin Baldwin (Cathleen)
Erin Buchanan (Meg)
Will Hare (Calvin)
Ivy Bethune (Rachel)
Mike Genovese (interrogator)
Brett Pearson (Luther)
Rose Preston (Indian girl)
Mitch Rogers (Shawnee)
Lenard Petit (Frenchman)
Bruce Solow (townsman)
Russell James Young Jr (the witch)

Alternative Titles

Crying Blue Sky
Olhos de Fogo
– Portuguese, Brazilian title
Polttava katse – Finnish video title
Pyrina matia – Greek video title
Tuzszemek – Hungarian title
Les yeux de feu – French title

Extracts included at
The Secret is in the Trees (2021)



  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.277 no.7 (31 May 1983) p.14 – credits
  • Monster! no.27 (March 2016) pp.5-14 – illustrated review (by Steve Fenton)
  • Screen International no.396 (28 May 1983) p.18 – credits
  • Variety 25 July 1984 p.20


  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.177 – credits, synopsis
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.165
  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower p.516 – note