Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a ... See full summary »
Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a psychic with questionable motives tries to contact the deceased woman. Soon, Wayne begins seeing visions of his dead wife, and other people involved with the case begin to be killed, one by one. Written by
Norman Cook <email@example.com>
Part of the original SHOCK THEATER package of 52 titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 21 more features. See more »
I owe you a vote of thanks for helping us expose Fletcher. That psychic abracadabra of yours is quite a thing.
My dear fellow, the word abracadabra is anathema to the true believer in the occult.
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The only Inner Sanctum film not to have the floating head in the crystal ball before the opening credits. See more »
Definitely watchable, but not as good as some other Inner Sanctum B-pictures
On video, this film is part of a two film set of Inner Sanctum mysteries--the other being the more interesting DEAD MAN'S EYES.
PILLOW OF DEATH is a "B-movie"--a shorter film with a lower budget that is meant as the second film at a double-feature. In most cases, people came to the theater to see the "A-picture" and the B-movie was more like an added bonus. Most B-films are definitely on the cheap side and have pretty anemic budgets, though occasionally one rises above these lower expectations. While most of this film is purely average and not particularly noteworthy for the genre, the film definitely ends very well as a murder mystery--catching me by surprise by who the real murderer was. So, for lovers of mystery and suspense, this film is well worth seeing, though others might be a bit unimpressed by the overall product. Not bad at all, but far from great or memorable.
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