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My 10/10 rating of course only applies if you're totally into B-movies from the era of poodle skirts and pompadours; other people will find "The Hypnotic Eye" worthless. A previous reviewer said that this movie is practically impossible to find. Fortunately, I can tell you exactly where to find it: the 1950s/1960s horror/sci-fi section in Movie Madness, a video/DVD store in Portland, Oregon.
Anyway, here's the plot. Perplexing magician Desmond (Jacques Bergerac) is hypnotizing young women with an "eye" and getting them to mutilate themselves; for example, one woman sets her hair on fire. Naturally, a detective starts investigating, and discovers more than he bargained for.
Overall, it's the average campy flick from that period. The only other cast member whom I recognized was Allison Hayes, better known as the 50 Ft Woman. As for Jacques Bergerac, he also appeared on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", and as a villain on the old "Batman" TV series. Speaking of anything, why's his character named "Desmond"? I only know that name from "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and from Desmond Dekker (RIP). The things that we see in life.
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