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Writers:
Greydon Clark (written by) &
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Release Date:
December 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"First it drives you mad, then it kills and kills and kills!" See more »
Plot:
A former mental patient uses astral projection to destroy the people he believes have wronged him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Paul Burke ... Police Lt. Jeff Morgan

Jim Hutton ... Arnold James Masters

Julie Adams ... Dr. Laura Scott

Nehemiah Persoff ... Dr. Gubner

Neville Brand ... Lemonowski

Aldo Ray ... Lt. Dave Anderson

Whit Bissell ... Dr. Paul Taylor
Rod Cameron ... Dr. Commanger

Della Reese ... 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)
Jerry James ... Dr. Cummings
Diane Deininger ... Arnold's Mother
John Dennis ... Frank
Bill Quinn ... Hospital Coroner
Marland Proctor ... Motorcycle Cop
Walter O. Miles ... Coroner (as Walter Miles)
Stack Pierce ... Emilio
Mello Alexandria ... Cop
Sandra Rustam ... Young Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bonner ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Edward Cross ... Old Man (uncredited)

Ray Danton ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Sheldon Lee ... Inmate (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray Danton  (as Raymond Danton)
 
Writing credits
Greydon Clark (written by) &
Mikel Angel (written by) &
Ray Danton (written by) (as Raymond Danton)

Produced by
Greydon Clark .... associate producer
Larry Huly .... associate producer
Mohammed Rustam .... producer (as Mardi Rustam)
 
Original Music by
William Kraft 
 
Cinematography by
Herb Pearl (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Brown 
 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse 
 
Art Direction by
Joel Leonard 
 
Makeup Department
Tino Zacchia .... hair stylist
Tino Zacchia .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Leonard Bram .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Hargrove .... second assistant director (as Bob Hargrove)
Ron Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Hayes .... property master
 
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor (as Fred Brown)
Gene Corso .... sound effects editor
Bob Dietz .... production sound mixer (as Robert Dietz)
Ted Gomillion .... sound re-recording mixer
Ross Taylor .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hedy Dietz .... still photographer
Connie Holt .... second assistant camera
Ted Holt .... gaffer
Gene Luce .... first assistant camera
Ernest Paul Roebuck .... grip (as Ernie Roebuck)
Robert Sordal .... key grip (as Robert Sordahl)
Timothy Stott .... best boy
Michael Mileham .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monika Henreid .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Earl Watson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jules Chaikin .... music score supervisor
William Kraft .... conductor
 
Other crew
Kendall L. Johnson .... technical advisor: Kirlian photography
Patricia Motyka .... script supervisor (as Pat Motyka)
Mohammed Rustam .... presenter (as Mardi Rustam)
 
Thanks
Ronald Nissenson .... acknowledgment: California Donuts courtesy of (as Mr. Ronald Nissenson)
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The sign on lawyer Sanders' new building says "M. Rustam Const. Corp." Mohammed Rustam and Mohammed Rustam are two of the producers.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Lieut. Morgan (Paul Burke) reports that the coroner describes the scalding victim as having "first degree burns". First degree burns are the least serious (but most painful) type of burn, and the coroner would know this.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The American Nightmare (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Do These Things Really Happen?See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Norman Bates goes psychedelic !!, 16 June 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

As a result of being wrongfully accused of murdering a doctor and being put in a mental institution, Arnold Masters plans bloody vengeance on everyone directly or indirectly responsible for the death of his poor old mother. Luckily (for him) he inherited a medallion carrying a supernatural force and this allows Arnold's spirit to step out of the body and to commit the murders without leaving a trace. The premise of "Psychic Killer" is giant nonsense but it does guarantee a lot of fun and thrills. Besides, there are more than enough elements that indicate that this movie shouldn't be taken too seriously, like the over-the-top acting and the exaggeratedly ludicrous killings. This movie looks suspiciously much like a standard Roger Corman production: the budget is extremely low, but the ingeniousness of the script and the enthusiasm of the B-cast widely make up for it (Neville Brand and Julie Adams are particularly splendid). In case you like older horror and you have a morbid sense of humor, you're destined to like this cute piece of 70's schlock. The climax is tremendously hilarious and it looks quite a lot like a demented version of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". No essential viewing whatsoever, but a gigantically entertaining 'video-nasty' I can't recommend highly enough.

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