Directed by Michael Wadleigh • 1981 • United States
Starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos
A real-estate tycoon, his coke-binging wife, and a slum wino have something grisly in common: they’re the latest victims in a series of seemingly random murders. A veteran NYPD detective (Albert Finney) soon suspects the killings may be supernatural and deliberate, caused by ages-old beings of cunning intelligence and incredible power defending their turf from the encroachment of humankind. Using a Steadicam and Louma crane to simulate the predators’ perspective, director Michael Wadleigh (WOODSTOCK) achieves a remarkable blend of New York mystery and menace.