After a whirlwind romance, newlyweds Sheila and Philip Justin couldn't be happier except for one small problem: Sheila's terrifying recurring nightmares, that began just about the time she met her husband. Phillip takes her away to Florida for a rest, where she's horrified to discover the house he has rented is the exact same house in her frightening dreams. Warned by the caretaker to leave, but trapped when their car breaks down, Sheila becomes more and more terrified as she slowly realizes that she'd known her husband as a child in this very house. But this time he has brought her back to this dark, malignant place to confront the unspeakable horror that's waiting for her in the attic at the top of the stairs.
A man takes his new wife to the house of her nightmares. Uniquely filmed in "Psychorama," a process which flashed words and pictures of snakes and skulls upon the screen to cause subliminal shivers. This visual suggestion proved so successful, it was banned by the government shortly after the film's release.
Philip Tierney and Sheila Wayne get married, but something stands in the way of their happiness. Sheila is having horrible nightmares and doesn't know why. Through therapy, she discovers what has been triggering the dreams: as a child, she witnessed members of Philip's family being brutally murdered with an axe. Philip decides to cure his wife by forcing her to confront her fear. So he takes Sheila to his creepy ancestral mansion, where the killings occurred. But the plan might not have the hoped-for effect...
Distributed theatrically in the USA by States Rights.
The first movie released using "Psychorama," a technique in which frightening words and messages subliminally popped up on the screen for a fraction of a second.