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Someone's Watching Me! (1978)

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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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John Carpenter

Writer:

John Carpenter
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Hutton ... Leigh Michaels
David Birney ... Paul Winkless
Adrienne Barbeau ... Sophie
Charles Cyphers ... Gary Hunt
Grainger Hines ... Steve
Len Lesser ... Burly Man
John Mahon ... Frimsin
James Murtaugh ... Leone
J. Jay Saunders ... Police Inspector
Michael Laurence ... TV Announcer
George Skaff George Skaff ... Herbert Stiles
Robert Phalen Robert Phalen ... Wayne
Robert Snively Robert Snively ... Groves
Jean Le Bouvier Jean Le Bouvier ... Waitress
James McAlpine James McAlpine ... Slick Man
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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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Trivia

It was on the set of this TV movie that director John Carpenter met future wife Adrienne Barbeau. See more »

Quotes

Paul Winkless: Listen, if it continues I think you should call the police.
Leigh Michaels: What do I say? Somebody's sending me presents and wants to take me on a six month vacation, make them stop?
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Fantastic homage to the likes of Argento and Hitchcock
13 September 2004 | by ODDBearSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Rise See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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