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The Hypnotic Eye (1960)

Approved | | Horror | 27 February 1960 (USA)
A mysterious hypnotist is suspected by the police for being responsible for a wave of female mutilation victims.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Desmond
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Dodie Wilson
Marcia Henderson ...
Marcia Blaine
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Justine
Joe Patridge ...
Det. Sgt. Dave Kennedy
Fred Demara ...
Hospital Doctor
Lawrence Lipton ...
King of the Beatniks
Eric Nord ...
Bongo Drummer (as Eric 'Big Daddy' Nord)
Guy Prescott ...
Dr. Philip Hecht
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Emergency Doctor (as James Lydon)
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Doris Scott
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Woman from audience
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Storyline

The city is stricken by a wave of self-mutilations performed by beautiful women who seem to be in a hypnotic trance. The authorities suspect a stage hypnotist with a popular act, but the stakes are raised when the hypnotist sets his sights on the girlfriend of the detective investigating the case. What is the hypnotist's secret, and why does it seem to involve his beautiful assistant? Written by acidxian

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Taglines:

BEWARE HIS HYPNOTIC POWER that turns human flesh into helpless robots! See more »

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 February 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Screaming Sleep  »

Box Office

Budget:

$365,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a small role as a "hospital doctor" is Fred Demara, otherwise known as Ferdinand W. Demara, whose own life story was being depicted that same year in The Great Impostor (1961) starring Tony Curtis. See more »

Goofs

When Dodie is suspended in air, wires holding her body up can clearly be seen near Desmond's head. See more »

Quotes

King of the Beatniks: "I saw 'Charley's Aunt' in the original uncut version..."
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Connections

Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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User Reviews

 
This movie was a masterpiece B movie for its day
7 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No one under 40 years of age should be allowed to rate this movie. It was made for the big screen. The tube takes away from the unique special effects.Todays audience does not appreciate the days of non-computer effects. As a teen-age female when I saw it at the theater, I was shocked (wasn't that the point?) at the horror. Crushed that a gorgeous hunk like Jacques Bergerac could be the bad guy, and that spiraling "hypnotic eye" was sooo much more memorable when it was bigger than the audience.It really came out at you, without it being a 3-D movie . Their advertising claimed it could hypnotize the audience. Well,of course,it couldn't, but it did have an affect of you. It could not have been the "bad" movie some sites say it was, if I recall him and the "eye" after 46 years.


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