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Psychic Killer (1975)

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A former mental patient uses astral projection to destroy the people he believes have wronged him.

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Paul Burke ...
Police Lt. Jeff Morgan
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Arnold James Masters
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Dr. Laura Scott
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Dr. Gubner
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Lemonowski
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Lt. Dave Anderson
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Dr. Paul Taylor
Rod Cameron ...
Dr. Commanger
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Mrs. Gibson
Mary Charlotte Wilcox ...
Nurse Burnson (as Mary Wilcox)
Judith Brown ...
Anne Turner
Joseph Della Sorte ...
Harvey B. Sanders
Greydon Clark ...
Police Sgt. Marv Sowash
Harry Holcombe ...
Judge
Robin Raymond ...
Jury Foreman (as Robyn Raymond)
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Mental patient Arnold Masters, hospitalized for a murder he didn't commit, learns astral projection--the art of leaving one's physical body and transporting the soul someplace else--from a fellow inmate. Upon his release, Arnold uses his new powers to bump off the people he holds responsible for his arrest, his mother's death while he was imprisoned and the price of meat! Lt. Morgan and Lt. Anderson are the cops on his trail, while his caring shrink, Dr. Scott, tries to prevent any more deaths. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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"First it drives you mad, then it kills and kills and kills!" See more »

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Thriller | Horror

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December 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Kirlian Effect  »

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Psyhic Killer - Better than I thought it would be...
14 December 2007 | by (CanadianFunkMob, CANADA) – See all my reviews

To be honest, I actually looked forward to watching the entire movie...but then again I'm used to watching the worst of the worst Blaxploitation movies.

But the acting was actually really good. Of course all the characters names have already slipped my mind, but the female psychologist was really good, can't remember if I've seen her in anything else - guess I should research that.

The 'meat' scene was a lot more graphic than I expected. It was cool to see Judith Brown in something else other than all the Pam Grier movies I've seen.

One thing to improve Psychic Killer would have been more of Stack Pierce (THE black Visitor from the TV Series 'V') in the film (at least some more flashback shots would've been cool). Another thing may have been a non-matted widescreen print. Couple of things were cut off in this print. In other words, I think it was shot in 4:3, but matted for the DVD/theatre release.

I really liked this movie, and will keep it in my collection.


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