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A psychic researcher attempts to solve a murder by using a radio that enables him to speak with the dead.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Farnese ...
Scott Douglas ...
Laura Brock ...
Earl Sands ...
Myron Natwick ...
Raymond Milburn
Kyle Stanton ...
Sammy Ray ...
Tony Pettini
Curtis Roberts ...
Frits Kreuger
Don Parker ...
Don Harris
Janeanna Pritchard ...
Rose Gorman ...
Alice Corman
Betty Ruth ...
Sarah Sthoil
Mat Maracco ...
Harold Yonger
Lyn Douglas ...
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Eccentric scientist/metaphysician Henry Krasker (Aldo Farnese) is asked to assist in solving the murder of one of his housemates by attempting to contact her spirit beyond the grave. Written by Leo L. Schwab <>

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1957 (USA)  »

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Shot in 1957, the film was never seen outside of an editing machine until 1993, when it was discovered by Sinister Cinema at the old offices of Headliner Productions. Sinister bought the rights to sell it on video in 1993. It gained the most attention when it was shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »


Mr. Krasker repeatedly mispronounces the word "telekinesis". See more »


Henry Krasker: [demonstrating his invention] The razor blade is attached to the speaker by wires and is then placed in the wine glass. If there is an entity or spirit present in the room, it would be possible thourgh a method known as telekenis, or the moving of objects by thought, to move the vibrator contained in the speaker.
Hope Byington: Oh, I remember something like that in school. A student, during a demonstration, moved a salt shaker across a table by merely concentrating on it.
Henry Krasker: That's precisely the same theory that ...
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References The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) See more »

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The Dead Talk Back... unfortunately
13 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The field of meta-physics or "ghost studying" if you prefer is actually one of the more interesting fields out there. While unproven and with a very high chance of "hauntings" being explained, the occasional event that defies any explanation is quite thrilling. So it doesn't surprise me that the director or whoever was in charge of the the story was fascinated by this field.

It doesn't change the fact that it's a piece of crap.

Frankly the only reason this film didn't haunt the participants was due to the mercy of film obscurity that lasted for 30 years. The only person who truly suffered was the unlucky person who found it and watched it in it's uncut glory. By "uncut" I mean without the MST3K commentary. Definitely one of the funnier episodes of the late Comedy Central era. The funniest part has to be the scream uttered by the woman who finds the body. Definitely one of the funniest screams that I have heard.

If you want to learn more about meta-physics, I suggest the series "Ghost Hunters".

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