5.8/10
585
33 user 23 critic

The Hypnotic Eye (1960)

Approved | | Horror | 27 February 1960 (USA)
A mysterious hypnotist is suspected by the police for being responsible for a wave of female mutilation victims.

Director:

George Blair
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A photographer on an expedition in the jungle runs afoul of a voodoo cult.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Paul Burke, Allison Hayes, John Wengraf
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a turn-of-the-century Renaissance Italian mansion, its tyrannical owner, a one-handed, wheelchair-bound pianist, with a strong belief in the occult, is murdered.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre
Certificate: Passed Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

Director: Frank R. Strayer
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Professor Lorrimer Van Helsing (a ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.

Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Director: Douglas Hickox
Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula from the dead in London in 1972. The Count goes after the descendants of Van Helsing.

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The citizens of a tiny Cornish village are tormented during World War II by a headless ghost which is haunting the local tin mine.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Stars: John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Bruce Lester
Mystery | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The daughter of a psychotic magician must stay in his mansion for seven nights in order to inherit his fortune.

Director: William Conrad
Stars: Connie Stevens, Dean Jones, Cesar Romero
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A crazed scientist keeps the heads of Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich.

Director: Herbert J. Leder
Stars: Dana Andrews, Anna Palk, Philip Gilbert
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Devil worshipers plan to convert two new victims.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Chicago, an unemployed actor aims to solve the mystery concerning a string of ax murders, apparently committed by a lunatic.

Director: Charles Lederer
Stars: Lew Ayres, Laraine Day, Basil Rathbone
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jacques Bergerac ... Desmond
Merry Anders ... Dodie Wilson
Marcia Henderson ... Marcia Blaine
Allison Hayes ... Justine
Joe Patridge Joe Patridge ... Det. Sgt. Dave Kennedy
Fred Demara ... Hospital Doctor
Lawrence Lipton Lawrence Lipton ... King of the Beatniks
Eric Nord Eric Nord ... Bongo Drummer (as Eric 'Big Daddy' Nord)
Guy Prescott Guy Prescott ... Dr. Philip Hecht
Jimmy Lydon ... Emergency Doctor (as James Lydon)
Carol Thurston ... Doris Scott
Eva Lynd ... Woman from audience
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

NEW AUDIENCE-PARTICIPATION THRILL HYPNOMAGIC - It makes YOU part of the show (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Screaming Sleep See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$365,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Quotes

King of the Beatniks: "I saw 'Charley's Aunt' in the original uncut version..."
See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.8 (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
One of Allison Hayes' best!
27 August 2001 | by mike1964See all my reviews

Okay, I realize that's not saying much. However, this is probably the best movie Allison Hayes was in (however, I do very much enjoy the Unearthly, but Hayes is terrible in that).

Plot concerns a hypnotist (Desmond) who is having beautiful young women mutilate themselves. I won't give it away, but the suspense is good and the movie isn't gory even though the mutilation methods would lead you to believe so (washing hair in fire, washing face with sulfuric acid, brushing face with fan blades, etc).

Hayes plays the evil assistant to Desmond and you're really not sure why she and Desmond are evil until the Climax. Not to be missed!


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed