USA Today - 05/03/2005
"With its lurid widescreen Eastman color and graphically grisly subject matter that seems to anticipate the following year's PEEPING TOM."
Description by OLDIES.com:
The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. Edmond Bancroft a frustrated crime reporter and thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Events chronicled in this movie are based on actual crimes and events chronicled in Scotland Yards Black Museum. Martin Scorsese was instrumental in having a print of Horrors of the Black Museum donated to New Yorks Museum of Modern Art. AKA: Crime in the Museum of Horrors (1959) Every instrument of murder in Black Museum was from an actual murder and is in Scotland Yards Black Museum.
The people of London fear for their lives after reading about the many peculiar murders happening in the city. Crime journalist Edmond Bancroft, is the man responsible for writing these stories on the crime. Everyone in London, including Scotland Yard, is baffled by the seemingly unsolvable murders; but not Edmond Bancroft. This is because, he seized the opportunity to come up with an attention-grabbing article by making up these horrible acts of murder himself. He collaborates with his assistant, Rick and together the two men manage a "black museum" where all the acts of "murder" derive from.