The Hypnotic Eye
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Something is driving beautiful women into grotesque acts of self-mutilation, and the police investigation leads to a debonair stage hypnotist and his glamorous assistant, who harbors a deep and deadly secret!
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 19 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 12, 2010
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jacques Bergerac, Marcia Henderson, Merry Anders, Allison Hayes & Lawrence Lipton|
|Directed by||George Blair|
|Screenwriting by||William Read Woodfield|
|Composition by||Eve Newman & Marlin Skiles|
|Director of Photography:||Arch R. Dalzell|
Description by OLDIES.com:
A sulfuric acid facial. A lye cocktail. A close encounter with whirring fan blades. A flammable shampoo and a lit gas burner. Something is driving beautiful women into grotesque acts of self-mutilation - and the police investigation leads to a debonair stage hypnotist and his glamorous assistant, who harbors a deep and deadly secret! Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman) and Jacques Bergerac (Gigi) star in a nerve-frying horror flick that combines quasi-science with beatnik culture and a women-in-peril storyline. An extra for '50s horror fans: Hypnomagic, a get-'em-into-the-theater gimmick that gives you, the viewer, "the opportunity to cross the dark, mysterious threshold of your own unconscious mind." Beware!
A curious "gimmick" movie in the William Castle tradition (though not itself a Castle project), screenings of this film featured a hokey but creative "Hypno-Magic" process allegedly designed to hypnotize the theater audience. The otherwise mundane psycho-thriller plot features Jacques Bergerac as stage mesmerist "The Great Desmond," whose act includes hypnotizing entire audiences into performing rather dull Simon-says maneuvers and such. The real trick, it turns out, involves Desmond's Svengali-like seduction of his more comely female patrons -- most of which end up horribly disfigured the next morning, the victims of apparent self-mutilation. Thanks to several scenes hinting at the obvious hatred Desmond's wife and assistant, Justine (Allison Hayes), harbors toward her husband's pretty subjects, there's not much of a mystery here. Nevertheless, the police are baffled, leading one victim's best friend to set herself up as bait and trap the guilty party -- whose secret is revealed in the "shocking" climax. The Hypno-Magic gimmick, though certainly ineffective, provides some of the film's more hilarious diversions, and thoroughly disarms any potential for suspense.
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