|Eyes in the Dark|
|Directed by||Bjorn Anderson|
|Produced by||Bjorn Anderson|
|Written by||Bjorn Anderson|
|Editing by||Robyn Scaringi|
|Studio||Emerald City Pictures|
|Release date(s)||April 25, 2010(Alabama Film Festival)|
|Running time||78 minutes|
The movie follows seven college students as they take a weekend trip to a lodge in the Cascade Mountains. As they film themselves for their video blog, they record some strange occurrences. The students and the lodge's caretaker come across a mysterious cave with strange markings. They soon become hunted by an unknown force with glowing red eyes.
The idea for the film came to director Bjorn Anderson in a nightmare. He was influenced by Cloverfield and The Blair Witch Project to shoot the movie in a similar first person point-of-view style. Anderson first pitched the idea of the Eyes in the Dark to producers Joseph Cole and Mike Ash in 2007 while finishing their first film, Warrior's End. Principle photography was done during the summer of 2008, but additional scenes were filmed later.
The film had its world premiere on April 25, 2010 at the Alabama International Film Festival. It was also an official selection for Seattle's True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) 2010 and Fright Night Film Fest.
Viewings of the trailer for Eyes in the Dark created curiosity for what the red eyes are. After attending an early, private screening, movie reviewer Jeff Walls said that he “enjoyed the film” and it “was edited together really well.”