The Hypnotic Eye

Something is driving beautiful women into grotesque acts of self-mutilation, and the police investigation leads to a debonair stage hypnotist and his glamorous assistant, who harbors a deep and deadly secret!
The Hypnotic Eye
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 19 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: October 12, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1960
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 15
Rating: C+ -- An unattractive whacky "gimmick" horror movie aping the William Castle tradition. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Oct 23, 2013
Rating: 4/10 -- The film gets its thrill (if that is the word) from cinematic misogyny and sadism. Full Review
Mark Leeper's Reviews
Aug 9, 2018
No explanation is ever given...suspenseful, but implausible. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 21, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

A sulfuric acid facial. A lye cocktail. A close encounter with whirring fan blades. A flammable shampoo and a lit gas burner. Something is driving beautiful women into grotesque acts of self-mutilation - and the police investigation leads to a debonair stage hypnotist and his glamorous assistant, who harbors a deep and deadly secret! Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman) and Jacques Bergerac (Gigi) star in a nerve-frying horror flick that combines quasi-science with beatnik culture and a women-in-peril storyline. An extra for '50s horror fans: Hypnomagic, a get-'em-into-the-theater gimmick that gives you, the viewer, "the opportunity to cross the dark, mysterious threshold of your own unconscious mind." Beware!

Product Description:

A curious "gimmick" movie in the William Castle tradition (though not itself a Castle project), screenings of this film featured a hokey but creative "Hypno-Magic" process allegedly designed to hypnotize the theater audience. The otherwise mundane psycho-thriller plot features Jacques Bergerac as stage mesmerist "The Great Desmond," whose act includes hypnotizing entire audiences into performing rather dull Simon-says maneuvers and such. The real trick, it turns out, involves Desmond's Svengali-like seduction of his more comely female patrons -- most of which end up horribly disfigured the next morning, the victims of apparent self-mutilation. Thanks to several scenes hinting at the obvious hatred Desmond's wife and assistant, Justine (Allison Hayes), harbors toward her husband's pretty subjects, there's not much of a mystery here. Nevertheless, the police are baffled, leading one victim's best friend to set herself up as bait and trap the guilty party -- whose secret is revealed in the "shocking" climax. The Hypno-Magic gimmick, though certainly ineffective, provides some of the film's more hilarious diversions, and thoroughly disarms any potential for suspense.

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  • Sales Rank: 8,658
  • UPC: 883316280416
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