A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
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Dr. Edward Pretorius and his assistant, the physician Crawford Tillinghast, have developed the Resonator, a machine to stimulate the sixth sense through the pineal gland. When Crawford activates the apparatus, he sees creatures flying in the air and he summons Dr. Pretorius. The experiment goes out of control and Dr. Pretorius refuses to turn off the Resonator. Meanwhile their neighbor calls the police, and when the police officers arrive, they see Crawford trying to escape from his house and Dr. Pretorius beheaded. Crawford is sent to a mental institution under the supervision of the sadistic Dr. Bloch. However, the prominent psychiatrist Dr. Katherine McMichaels requests the custody of Crawford and Detective Bubba Brownlee that is investigating the case stays with them. Katherine goes with Crawford and Bubba to see the Resonator and turns the machine on. Dr. Pretorius returns in a mutant shape and attacks them, in the beginning of a gore night with weird life forms. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Resonator sound effects were later sampled in the song "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys. See more »
When Crawford first tests the machine for Katherine and Bubba, it is obviously still night time, but a short time later when he turns it off there are rays of sunshine pouring through the window as if it is late morning. See more »
Wicked adaption of the H.P. Lovecraft story written and directed by horror master Stuart Gordon. The story is about experiments that cause people to be able to use their sixth sense. This however opens the door to another universe full of weird creatures and monsters and causes those who are part of the experiment to go mad. Terrific special effects, a fast pace and a nasty sense of humor make this a memorable outing. Good camp cast too.
Rated R; Nudity, Graphic Violence and Profanity.
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