Directed by Peter Newbrook
A British gentleman tries to achieve immortality by capturing the spirit of death in this gothic sci-fi horror flick sure to tickle fans of Roger Corman’s Poe series and Stuart Gordon’s Lovecraft adaptations. When Lord Hugo discovers that an entity known as an “asphyx” appears near anything that’s about to die, he tries to cage his own. But there are cruel twists of fate in store for those who play god, and Hugo is about to experience them in multitudes. As the misguided Lord, Sir Robert Stephens (THE SHOUT) gives a deliciously hammy, must-see performance.
A British gentleman tries to achieve immortality by capturing the spirit of death.
Cast: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire
a very novel film, great acting!
I watch this at least once a year - a very original concept that plays out during the Victorian era when superstition, religion, and science held equal sway over people. Some would call this a Hammer knock off and they would be right, but its just as fun and effective.
If you are having trouble sleeping give this film a watch. You'll be out in no time. Boring and nonsensical. Why a guillotine? Saw it coming a mile away.
Phenomenal film! Creepy fx and good atmosphere!
An essential watch