- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 16, 2010
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Sony Pictures Home
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
A young reformed drug-addict turned successful author, whose work concerns the hellish life of a junkie, decides to investigate his aunt's murder in Pompeii. After the indifference of the authorities (who think he's just a junkie hallucinating), threatening phone calls, and paranoiac suspicions, he has a nervous breakdown.
This chilling mystery begins when Lucy Dawson (Flora Robson) is found strangled in her apartment. Her nephew Tim (David Hemmings) is the former-drug-addict-turned-successful-author who wrote a book about his experiences. When Tim looks into his aunt's death, people give sketchy answers and the police offer little help. Apparently they think his pleas are simply a drug-addict's ravings. As he investigates he begins to find himself plagued by threatening phone calls, and his own paranoia. The pressure begins mounting until at last he suffers a complete breakdown. As a result, the murder is never solved.