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
I enjoyed this one!
if you love those old creepy crawly hammer house,this is a build up movie to out max some modern films ,effects 70s,make up 70s,but i love those gothic horror,this one is everything it should be and more.
Perfectly cromulent 60’s horror with yer man from Witchfinder General and Boris Karloff. Good performances all around, especially boris’ wife. Doesn’t waste your time, doesn’t feel as cheap as it sometimes looks, worth watching if you’re bored and flicking around the reviews for something you haven’t seen and isn’t terrible.
a very novel film, great acting!