Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2009 SGM Month of Halloween Horror Movie for October 17

The Mask (1961)

Phobia: Hypnophobia (Fear of being hypnotized)

Quote: "Once I was a scholar. Now, I'm like an animal fleeing from my own nightmares. Sleeping by day, prowling by night. And how about you, Dr. Barnes? Are you certain that, just underneath the surface of your own mind, there does not lurk a storm and fury waiting ... waiting to be released? Are you willing to make the experiment, doctor? You hold a key in your own hand. If you are not afraid, put the mask on now. Put the mask on now. Put the mask on now! PUT THE MASK ON NOW!" - The disembodied voice that commands Dr. Barnes (Paul Stevens) to do its bidding.

Synopsis: Explore the supernatural horror and suspense of The Mask, the first and only Canadian 3-D feature. Evil drives all who ware The Mask to madness... and murder! Put the glasses on when the mask is used in the movie and feel the terror behind The Mask.

A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly lead to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, is soon plunged into the deadly psychiatrist nightmare world of The Mask. AKA: Eyes From Hell, Eyes of Hell, Fire Face and The Spooky Movie Show.

Fear creeps in at 00:22:14: ... dude puts the mask on. Then the truly frightening, bizarre, psychedelic imagery commences ... in 3-D, no less. Disembodied skulls, zombies walking the earth, clerics sacrificing the family of Dr. Barnes at their altars ... and the Mask oversees it all.

See also: Wizard of Gore (1970); A Clockwork Orange; The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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