21 October 2014

The Eyes of Charles Sand (1972)
74 min.
Directed by Reza Badiyi.
With Peter Haskell, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, Joan Bennett, Sharon Farrell, Adam West, Gary Clarke, Ivor Francis.
An unusual TV horror/mystery.

After the death of his uncle, Charles Sand (Haskell) discovers he's the beneficiary of a strange family legacy.

From time to time Charles will experience "the sight," an ability to see visions from both the past and future, secret insights unavailable to standard mortals.

But when he's approached by a distraught young Emily Parkhurst (Farrell), Charles is drawn into a mysterious web of lies, murder and deceit.

Will his extraordinary gift prove a blessing or a deadly curse?

A creative script is given interesting life, thanks to some classy direction (the shots of aged hag Emily are creepy) and at least one fevered performance (from psycho Rush doing her best Betsy Palmer impersonation here).

You may figure out what happened to Raymond long before the ending, but Eyes is still worth watching.

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