The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises ... See full summary »
The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Written by
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Long unavailable on video and seldom if ever shown on television, 'Horrors Of The Black Museum' has long been a movie I wanted to see. The recent United Kingdom DVD release provided myself with my first opportunity, sadly it turned out to be an anti-climax, as this movie turned out to be the weakest of Anglo-Amalgamated's 'Sadian' trilogy.
Lacking the cinematic poetry of 'Peeping Tom' and the pulp verve of 'Circus Of Horrors', this is a very flat movie, with even the murders themselves failing to make any impact. This is down to a combination of very bad acting, which ranges from Michael Gough hamming it up to the very wooden acting of Cunningham and Field (only Geoffrey Keene gives anything resembling a good performance, yet even he seems bored with the material) and a very laughable script. The actors struggle with poor dialogue, while the narrative doesn't seem to know whether it's a mystery or not (it's obvious who the murder is right from his first appearance yet we are expected to be shocked when he's identity is revealed).
The only positive point about this movie is its splendid Eastmancolor look, but aside from that it is both flat and dull. One for die-hard fans only.
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