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The Astral Factor (1978)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  1 February 1978 (USA)
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A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who ... See full summary »

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Lt. Charles Barrett
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Candy Barrett
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Darlene DeLong
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Detective Holt
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Colleen Hudson
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Bambi Greer
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Chris Hartman
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Captain Wells
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Dr. Ulmer
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Roger Sands
Larry Golden ...
Detective Rouseau
Renata Vaselle ...
Roxane Raymond
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Mario
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A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who testified against him at his trial. Robert Foxworth plays the police lieutenant assigned to protect them, and to catch the invisible strangler. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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Lt. Charles Barrett: What did Harris mean when he said Sands could be in the same room and we wouldn't be able to see him?
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The plot idea alone make this a pretty stupid little film!
10 August 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

AKA--The Invisible Strangler Roger raised by starlet mom--hidden and angry

"The Astral Factor" is also known as "The Invisible Strangler", though I prefer to think of it as "That Stupid Robert Foxworth Movie"! This is because no matter how good the film is (and it isn't very good), the basic story idea is so stupid that you cannot help but hate this film. Not surprisingly, it's slipped into the public domain--doubtless because no sane person could ever see this film as a potential money-maker!

When the film begins, convicted psychopathic killer Roger Sands is practicing his psychic powers. The nut-job has been studying on his own--trying to develop psychic skills that will allow him to escape his prison cell and return to a life of murdering models and starlets that remind him of his mother...who he previously murdered. But, considering that Sands can turn invisible and do other cool things with his mind, the cops are stumped how to catch this ingenious nutter!

As I mentioned above, the plot idea for this one is just nuts! And, some of the acting isn't particularly good. So overall, it's an awful little film--one who simply isn't really enjoyable or worth your time. You could EASILY do better!


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