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Someone's Watching Me! (1978)

A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

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A woman is slowly stalked to the brink of madness by a man watching her from the opposite tower block. Her attempts to get the police to take her seriously leave her with no option but to track him down herself. Written by Scott Dawson <sdawson@easynet.co.uk>, edited by Nicolas Barbulesco

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The Lost John Carpenter Suspense Classic - Never Before On Video Or DVD!


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Leigh Michaels: [taps Paul's leg] Just testing.
Paul Winkless: Uh-huh, what are you testing?
Leigh Michaels: I have strange fears.
Paul Winkless: Really? What?
Leigh Michaels: Being raped by dwarves. You could've been sitting up there on stilts, I, I had to check.
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Fantastic homage to the likes of Argento and Hitchcock
13 September 2004 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled on to this movie at a local video store in Iceland. It had subtitles and everything. What a find! As many of you know, this is the "lost" John Carpenter movie, and it's nothing short of fantastic. It plays like an homage to the likes of Dario Argento and Alfred Hitchcock, although the Hitchcock influences are more apparent here.

Lauren Hutton moves into a fancy apartment building and starts receiving mysterious phone calls and presents. And we, as the audience, know that this stalker lives in the building across from hers and that he's watching her every move.

Although not much actually happens here, the film's gradual buildup to a terrifying finale is nothing short of brilliant, orchestrated by a very fresh John Carpenter at the height of his creativity.

The cinematography (especially the POV's) makes one think of Dario Argento but the atmosphere (and storyline) reeks of Hitchcock. John Carpenter has admitted to the fact of having been inspired by both.

I strongly recommend this film. If you can locate it, that is.


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