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The Hypnotic Eye ()


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A mysterious hypnotist is suspected by the police for being responsible for a wave of female mutilation victims.

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Desmond
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Dodie Wilson
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Marcia Blaine
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Justine
Joe Patridge ...
Det. Sgt. Dave Kennedy
Fred Demara ...
Hospital Doctor
Lawrence Lipton ...
King of the Beatniks
Eric Nord ...
Bongo Drummer (as Eric 'Big Daddy' Nord)
Guy Prescott ...
Dr. Philip Hecht
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Emergency Doctor (as James Lydon)
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Doris Scott
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Woman from audience
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Phyllis Cole ...
Mrs. McNear (uncredited)
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Mary Foran ...
June Mayes (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Holly Harris ...
Mrs. Stevens (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Evan MacNeil ...
Victim (uncredited)
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Theatre Greeter (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Blair

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Gitta Woodfield ... ()
 
William Read Woodfield ... ()

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Charles B. Bloch ... producer
Ben Schwalb ... executive producer

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Marlin Skiles

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Archie R. Dalzell ... (as Archie Dalzell)

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William Austin

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Dave Milton ... (as David Milton)

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Frank Wade

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Emile LaVigne ... makeup artist
Tony Lloyd ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Edward Morey Jr. ... production manager

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Ray Gosnell Jr. ... assistant director

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Arden Cripe ... property
James West ... construction supervisor

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Ralph Butler ... recording engineer
Martin Greco ... sound editor (as Marty Greco)

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Milton Olsen ... special effects (as Milt Olsen)

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Roger J. Weinberg ... wardrobe

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Eve Newman ... music editor

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Virginia Barth ... set continuity
Gil Boyne ... technical advisor: hypnosis
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Plot Summary

The city is stricken by a wave of self-mutilations performed by beautiful women who seem to be in a hypnotic trance. The authorities suspect a stage hypnotist with a popular act, but the stakes are raised when the hypnotist sets his sights on the girlfriend of the detective investigating the case. What is the hypnotist's secret, and why does it seem to involve his beautiful assistant? Written by acidxian

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Taglines NEW AUDIENCE-PARTICIPATION THRILL HYPNOMAGIC - It makes YOU part of the show (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Screaming Sleep (United States)
  • The Torturer! (United States)
  • Hypnoottinen silmä (Finland)
  • El ojo diabólico (Mexico)
  • Sihirli Gözler (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 79 min
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Budget $365,000 (estimated)

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Trivia In a small role as a "hospital doctor" is Fred Demara, otherwise known as Ferdinand W. Demara, whose own life story was being depicted that same year in The Great Impostor (1960) starring Tony Curtis. See more »
Goofs When Dodie is suspended in air, wires holding her body up can clearly be seen near Desmond's head. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982). See more »
Quotes King of the Beatniks: "I saw 'Charley's Aunt' in the original uncut version..."
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