REVIEW: BLIND DATE (1984)

CAST

Kirstie Alley (Scream Queens)
Joseph Bottoms (The Net TV)
Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: TNG)
Valeria Golino (Hot Shots!)
Lana Clarkson (Barbarian Queen)
Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey)

A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can’t find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid of a computer interface and brain electrodes. Meanwhile, a taxi driver is taking young women up to their apartments, giving them gas, and performing a little fatal amateur surgery on them. Their paths inevitably converge, and the blind man must try to stop the psychopath. 0036223aThere are a few minor moments in the film which resemble those in other popular movies (for example one scene is unmistakably reminiscent of Rear Window) but Blind Date  largely avoids the pitfall of becoming too clichéd. It does, howeve, offer plenty of realism and raw characters, some mild horror, a few shocks and plenty of suspense and atmosphere towards the end. The only thing missing is real excitement, thrills and chills.

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