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A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, who is soon plunged into the nightmare world of the mask. Written by
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According to a piece on the film in "Filmfax" (issue #25), Slavko Vorkapich's ideas for the 3-D sequences were ultimately too expensive to be used, and director Julian Roffman did much of the conceptual work himself. Vorkapich's name remained in the credits because of a "pay or play" option in his contract. See more »
When Dr. Barnes runs past the museum display cases, a crew member's reflection is visible in the glass. See more »
The 3-D process used by the producers of this odd flick was called Nature Vision. Like most 3-D efforts such as "Comin' At Ya" and "The Man Who Wasn't There", the whole point of the exercise was the 3-D. In this, also known as 'Eyes of Hell", the 3-D sequences are pretty effective and trippy and quite bizarre. They also feel like they were shot for another film. The bridging story about a man receiving an Aztec mask is rather slow and ponderous and stylistically inert. But when the hallucinations occur, triggered by the mask, the imagery becomes psychedelic and surreal. There isn't much violence or bloodshed, but the use of the process is respectable. I saw this originally at a drive-in and I well remember the original, colored ad mat (red) that promoted the film's gimmick.
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