SOMEONE’S WATCHING ME REVIEWED
“Someone’s Watching Me” was originally not considered edgy enough to be a Warner Brothers feature film. So, it was kicked over to the TV division to become a Lauren Hutton vehicle. The end result is a soft movie that plays as a cross between The Conversation and Rear Window. Lauren Hutton plays a young professional that is trying to make a go of things in her high rise. She meets a nice guy at the bar, but begins to share her doubts. She thinks she’s being watched.
Well, she’s being watched and having her calls recorded by a creepy stalker in the building across the street from her. What does he want and will he get it? Hutton does amazing work in a film that came out the same year as Carpenter’s masterpiece “Halloween”. This film was shot first, but aired a month after Halloween was dominating screens. It’s no surprise to draw the line that NBC and Warner Brothers made to make it a November TV-movie release.
It’s just that out of the two Carpenter TV-movies, I still prefer Elvis. Take that for what you will.
- NEW Audio Commentary With Author Amanda Reyes (Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999)
- NEW Adrienne Barbeau: Looking Back At Someone’s Watching Me
- NEW Carpenter’s Enforcer – An Interview With Charles Cyphers On His Career In John Carpenter’s Films
- NEW Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations Today
- John Carpenter: Director Rising
- TV Promo
- Still Gallery
- 1.33:1 / 1.85:1 1080p transfers
- DTS-HD MONO
RELEASE DATE: 8/7/18
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 91%91%
- Special Features - 96%96%
- Content Score - 89%89%
The Plot Thus Far
Los Angeles newcomer Leigh Michaels moves into a chic high-rise apartment building. She loves the view. So does the Peeping Tom who lives somewhere in the adjacent tower.
John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) writes and directs this thriller where the breath-catching suspense starts at the moment Leigh (Lauren Hutton, American Gigolo) is framed in the lens of a telescope. For Leigh, it’s the beginning of terrors that escalate from anonymous calls and gifts to lights that mysteriously flicker to prove that someone watches every moment of her life. Leigh fights back, matching her tormentor’s obsession with her own relentless drive to uncover his identity. The prey is now predator – and that escalates the stalker’s game to a deadly new level. Someone is watching.