Before CARRIE... before PATRICK... there was Arnold.
Jim Hutton (Don t Be Afraid of the Dark) stars in his final feature film as Arnold Masters, a gentle recluse wrongfully convicted of murder and confined to a snake pit mental institution. When his elderly mother dies from neglect during his incarceration, Arnold devotes his hard time to mastering the voodoo art of astral projection... and remote control revenge. Death by concrete slab... by scalding shower... by meat slicer! No court could convict him because he was never there!
Sleazy, sordid, and filled with nudity and violence, this surreal oddity leaps from one bizarre setpiece to the next... - Mondo Digital
-New transfer from vault materials
-Features B-movie favorites like Creature from the Black Lagoon costars Julie Adams and Whit Bissell, Neville Brand (Eaten Alive), Paul Burke (Valley of the Dolls), Aldo Ray (Riot on Sunset Strip) and Della Reese (Touched By an Angel).
Top Customer Reviews
It's a strange film as it seems like a TV movie one minute and then turns gruesome and nasty the next or at least too suggestive and nasty for TV at the time. The simple story and quick paced direction make this one both creepy and fun. Hutton acquires the ability to project an astral form to do his bidding and uses this power to seek revenge for the people who wrong him and his mother. While the deaths aren't too graphic they do stick with you. The director makes sure you don't like the victims so watching them meet horrible deaths is a guilty pleasure. The film doesn't waste any time getting to it, but enough background is given to make us care about the characters.
It was great to see Whit Bissell (I was a Teenage Werewolf and many other horror, western and sci-fi films and TV shows) and Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon) in this neat little film that stuck with me from my childhood. At the time this was a fairly intense a graphic film, but not by today's standard.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a review for the Dark Sky Films dvd. This DVD looks good and will probably never look better. Read morePublished on May 24, 2014 by orvuus
Great movie, best of the "B"s. 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
Video is crisp and clean, colors good. As good as new commercial DVDs.
Audio is mono, but again, crisp and clean. Read more
Enraged over the death of his mother during his unwarranted imprisonment, a mama's boy with newly acquired psychic powers (Jim Hutton) wreaks revenge on those whom he holds... Read morePublished on June 5, 2010 by David Bonesteel
This film is awesome! The transfer is beautiful and it is everything I come to expect from a DarkSky release. Well worth the purchase!Published on April 23, 2009 by Bandit