An homage to the death of the soap opera.
Set in the 1960's, THE EVIL EYES is the story of a grandmother faced with her mortality, a mother in mid-life crisis, and a son realizing his sexuality - a dysfunctional family whose unspoken angst manifests in the latest episode of their beloved supernatural soap opera, Before Dawn.
TINA SLOAN, veteran of GUIDING LIGHT, stars as Before Dawn's the death-cursed matriarch whose daughter slowly vanishes into thin air as her grandson channels the family's fate in his crystal ball.
Inspired by the original Dark Shadows, cinematographer BRADFORD YOUNG evokes a dreamlike atmosphere using monochromatic studio cameras of the era. Filming took place at St. Cecilia's Convent in Brooklyn, New York. In contrast, the colorful 1960's living room was shot separately in high definition on location in suburban New Jersey.
The Evil Eyes premiered as part of the 49th annual New York Film Festival in 2011 and won the \aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film at the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2012.
Written and Directed by Bobby Abate
Produced by Bobby Abate and Ben Howe