THE GIRL WITH THE HUNGRY EYES
Some of this might have been tolerable if The Girl with the Hungry Eyes was a film with some original ideas and something to say but sadly this is not the case. Indeed, strip away all the artifice and it is an extremely trivial vampire film that transpires as holding nothing more than a banally ordinary vampire-finds-true-love plot. The film is based on a 1949 short story by famed fantasy/horror author Fritz Leiber. (The same short story was also adapted earlier as an episode of Rod Serlings Night Gallery in 1971). What happens is often not clear for instance, we are never certain if it was the hotel itself that resurrected Christina Fulton from the dead. There is the confused notion of the hotel that appears to be rebuilding itself, a la the house in Burnt Offerings (1976), as Fulton claims each victim. The one positive aspect is the Miami locations whose colour and sunniness make a sharp contrast for a vampire film.
Jon Jacobs and Christina Fulton later teamed up again for the equally bizarre and pretentious Lucindas Spell (1998), an erotic film about modern witchcraft. Jacobs has subsequently made the documentary I Want to Be a Porn Star (2002), the Western The Wooden Gun (2002), and Hey DJ (2003) and Miami II Ibiza (2012) in which he plays a DJ.
The only other Fritz Leiber work to be adapted to the screen was his novel Conjure Wife (1943), which has been adapted as Hey DJ (1944), Night of the Eagle/Burn, Witch, Burn (1961) and Witches Brew (1979).
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