Eyes of the Chameleon
(special edition DVD)
$19.99 Signed by director Ron Atkins (first 100 copies) + limited edition postcard and sticker.
Sara, a bitter young woman, has become very dissatisfied with what her life has become. On a dark and rainy night, wanting some answers, Sara enters a shop of the occult, only to be told that she is cursed. Drawn to the darker side of life, Sara begins to change for the worse.
She takes drugs, and treats the people around her like they don't exist. Sara distances herself from the people closest to her, and her life begins to fall apart, as a knife wielding maniac slashes his way through the neon streets of Las Vegas, and one by one, Sara's friends
begin to die.
Does Sara have something to do with these killings? Is Sara really cursed? Who is this crazed madman tormenting her, or is Sara just losing her sanity? Enter the mind of a woman who must put together the pieces of her life like a puzzle, before she meets her own fate of death, or even murder.....will Sara succomb to the "Eyes of the Chameleon"?
In the tradition of the Italian Giallo film, and the exploitation films of the seventies, "Eyes of the Chameleon" takes the slasher genre to a new level of psychological horror that must be seen to be believed. You have been warned!
Rating : Unrated
Release Date : March 2011
Running Time : 83 Minutes
finally a gutsy film
8 February 2007, Author: from United States
Eyes of the Chameleon is not a horror movie in the Halloween vein; it's more like He Knows Youre Alone with a little Maniac thrown in for good measure. This little creeper attempts to create a nasty psychological slasher with T & A and a fair amount of gore. Although the budget was obviously limited, director Ron Atkins knew exactly what kind of film he was making. Yet he was able to make a pretty disturbing slash at the genre. The story is your average horror plot; a young woman named Sara (played by Ann Teal) begins to notice that all of those around her are being murdered. But the big difference between this and every other cheapie horror is the character of Sara. This is not your average leading lady. She drinks, she gets high and she even screws her boyfriends brother. And Ann Teal plays her with a vengeance. When told that someone she worked with has been murdered, she is cold and brutal with her at least it wasnt me attitude. And it works. Ms. Teals performance is what keeps this film alive. Her black eyeliner, her long black hair and her goth exterior make her the perfect anti-heroine. It was refreshing to see the leading lady not be the victim. And when her sanity starts to slip she finds the balance between "normal" and total loon wonderfully. She kept me involved.
I also dug Mr. Atkins attempt to take this film to a higher level by using his camera in some pretty inventive ways. He knows how to set up a kill and hes not afraid to try something new and creative to get there. He gives this flick a sense of urgency by distorting the look; whether it be funky camera angles or the good old shaky cam used at particularly cool scenes (loved the cocaine cam). Although his choice of under lighting in specific locations was questionable. Dude! Unless there is a really strong reason for making it dark light it up! Id like to see what is going on. The ending may also turn a few of you off because it leaves you questioning everything that came before it. I for one dont mind not getting all the answers, but if you like your horror clear cut and simple, this one is not for you.
On the down side, there are a few low-budget issues that took me out; including some weak supporting performances and the whole lighting issue. But this flick is still good slasher fun! With the twisted performance of the leading lady and some clever use of editing and direction, we also have one very important horror element. Yeah, Im talking T and A. We get tit shots all over the place including Ms. Ann Teal herself. Shes naked in the shower, she gets naked at a f*cked up orgy (more tit shots to go around guys) and a pretty wild sex scene with her boyfriends bro Greg, played by Bobby Howard. Although some of the nudity is pretty freakin' disturbing, including the orgy. And just in case you ladies and guy lovin dudes think they forgot about you. Bobby shows a whole lotta ass himself. He also gives a pretty credible performance as a dude who keeps seeing his friends die. Not bad, buddy!
Jimmy O - joblo.com
captivating. so unique in these times.
very on the edge. disturbing which is refreshing bold and daring perfect shock movie can't wait to view more great movie gets you in touch with dark side which everyone has writer obviously had interesting childhood.
haven't seen something this interesting since "Town that Dreaded Sundown" would definitely see more. enjoyed music. Atkins has raw talent definitely not a follower would love to see this as a musical.
This film tests the boundaries in our so-called moral society
An absolute refreshing change to the everyday commercial horror flick