1961, Julian Roffman, USA, 83 min. With Paul Stevens, Claudette Nevins.
- Sun, Jan 10th 3:00pm
- Tue, Jan 12th 6:00pm
"The trippiest 3-D horror sequences ever seen ... truly bizarre, full of unsettling and grotesque images." – Dave Sindelar, Fantastic Movies Musings and Ramblings
This bizarro cult item is best known for three things: (1) being the first in the “Canucksploitation” cycle of Canadian horror movies; (2) providing the unforgettable cover image for the legendary “Incredibly Strange Films” issue of Re:Search magazine; and (3) alerting the audience with the booming command “Put the mask on NOW! Put the mask on NOW” that introduces the film’s three extended 3-D sequences. Opinions are divided on the quasi-Faustian narrative scenes, which involve a psychiatrist who comes into possession of an ancient South American mask that produces horrifying but addictive hallucinations. But everyone agrees that the 3-D nightmare scenes, created by Hollywood montage maestro Slavko Vorkapich, are mind-blowing--a hallucinogenic phantasmagoria of flying skulls, severed hands, oozing eyeballs, and other ghoulish goodies. DCP digital; anaglyphic 3-D process. (MR)
Archivist Bob Furmanek will no longer be appearing at these screenings.