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The Astral Factor (1978)

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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
Percy Rodrigues ...
Captain Wells
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Dr. Ulmer
Rayford Barnes ...
Sgt. Archer
Frederick Tully ...
Detective Sloan
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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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A Criminally Insane Murderer Escapes From The Institution -- By Becoming Invisible! See more »

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Final film of Harry Lewis. See more »

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Candy Barrett: [jumping on Lt. Barret] Candy wanted to surprise you.
Lt. Charles Barrett: Candy did.
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Budget "Boogie Man" film.
26 September 2004 | by (oregon) – See all my reviews

This budget "Boogie Man" film was just that.

I thought this movie was worth watching. Elke Sommer shows some nice cleavage and we get to see Stephanie Powers naked butt. That almost is worth it by itself.

This is definitely midnight movie fare, but I thought it told a story of an invisible stalker that was almost convincing. This movie embodies the flavor of 1970's budget movies. Stephanie Powers is fun as the cops playful girlfriend. Elke Sommer gets to be the drunk mean witch. The ending left something to be desired, as we really don't know what happened to the boogie man.

I think this was worth watching. 6/10


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