The Girl With The Hungry Eyes

The Girl With the Hungry Eyes  by Fritz Leiber  (1949)

 Tuesday’s Tale of Terror  April 12, 2016



Remember Rod Serling’s Night Gallery? He did a film adaptation of Fritz Leiber’s The Girl With the Hungry Eyes and although dated and little hokey, it’s still a fun 25-minutes. With James Farentino, Joanna Pettet, John Astin.

Leiber is well known for his stories that mesmerize. In this story, the author asks … what is the hidden hunger of millions of men? Lust? Justice? Revenge? Dave is a photographer looking for just the right model for an advertisement. Who walks into his studio?  “The girl.” He photographs her. And then things get spooky. Is she real? Is she supernatural? Is there a murder? And what is her hidden hunger?

Come on, you got to read this one.



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4 responses to “The Girl With The Hungry Eyes

  1. Hungry Eyes is one of my all-time favorite stories. It’s one of those tales that changed my reading life forever, and I think that’s a good thing though I still have nightmares from it. I read Daphne Du Maurier’s Kiss Me Again Stranger around the same time. Though not supernatural, it has somewhat of a similar feel for me with the aloof female that isn’t all that she first seems. I don’t know that I’ve ever come out of the haze those two stories have put me in. Thanks for bringing this one to the front of our minds once again.

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  2. Love this story. Fritz Leiber was prolific.
    Ffahrd and the Grey Mouser forever…
    Sorry. Getting carried away.

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  4. “Our Lady of Darkness” is also a fun read. And don’t forget “Conjure Wife,” in which all women are witches!

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