Someone's Watching Me! (1978)

MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/11/12 at 03:20pm
A 1978 made for tv suspense thriller directed by John Carpenter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlRgZIwk4Dg
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
tazber
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joined:5/10/05
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/11/12 at 03:31pm
I saw this when it came packaged in a box set a few years ago. Never knew it was made for TV.

....but the world goes 'round
Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/11/12 at 03:33pm
Lauren Hutton and Adrienne Barbeau. Now that is some 70s porn worth watching!
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
Borstalboy
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joined:2/9/04
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/11/12 at 07:04pm
Missed this one.

Didn't miss STRANGER IN THIS HOUSE with Linda Blair, directed by Wes Craven, adapted from the Lois Duncan YA novel SUMMER OF FEAR.

And one about teenage hitchhiking starring Charlene Tilton that had a scary car that freaked my little ass out!


STRANGER IN OUR HOUSE morsel
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
Updated On: 5/11/12 at 07:04 PM
Playbilly
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joined:3/30/12
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/14/12 at 11:04pm
Before he struck it big with Halloween. Ever see The Screaming Woman? (original, not Drew Barrymore gaggy remake).

Those old TV movies of the 70s were great.
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EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/15/12 at 12:24am
Wes Craven (like Carpenter for that matter) is SUCH an amazingly uneven director from brilliant to crap, but I always found it odd that he did a TV movie based on a Lois Duncan movie after having only two very underground hits with Last House on the Left and Hills Have Eyes though I know he was often through the 80s a director for hire-- I wonder if Lois Duncan was as upset with it as she was with the slasher movie movie very loosely based on Lois Duncan's I Know What I Did Last Summer which she was so vehemont about for warping her story (fair enough after her child's brutal murder I suppose).

Thanks for both links--I've wanted to see clips from both of them for a long time. They really made some great and even scary TV horror movies in the 70s--as the awful Del Toro produced remake of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark proved this past year.

And speaking of Wes Craven and some of his crappy movies, while Swamp Thing took Alan Moore's great horror comic and turned it into crap, his Paul Sorvino tv movie thriller Chiller is deadly dull and by the numbers, and Deadly Friend an odd mix of teenaged-best-robot-friend comedy/bad horror that apparently was taken away from him.

But nothing is as WTF as the tv horror film he did with Susan Lucci as a country club manager who's the devil, Invitation To Hell. Sheer Brilliance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNfvLtfjfhY is the full movie, and a classic scene is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwENxiQ_ADA
MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/15/12 at 09:37am
Well, we might as well bust out The Dark Secret of Harvest Home with Bette Davis, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_fJNfAIrBY
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/22/12 at 01:12pm
Anybody remember I'm Dangerous Tonight, a 1990 made for USA network horror movie starring Madchen Amick, Anthony Perkins, and Dee Wallace Stone? It was directed by Tobe Hooper. It's pretty decent for what it is.
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"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
Phyllis Rogers Stone
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joined:9/16/07
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/24/12 at 12:00pm
So this isn't a thread about the Rockwell song?
MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 5/24/12 at 01:41pm
When Michael Calls (aka Shattered Silence) with Elizabeth Ashley and a 28 year old Michael Douglas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_VdXtAjqD0
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Posted: 8/19/12 at 02:00pm
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter

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