This film is a lot of fun, mostly because it is so very bizarre. It's about a mad hypnotist who leaves a trail of disfigured beauties in his wake, women who apparently performed acts of self-mutilation while in a hypnotic trance.
I first saw this on TNT when they ran a series called "100% Weird", and boy they weren't kidding. This is a camp classic, right down to the period hairdos and the stereotypical characters (the stupid cops, the beautiful woman in peril, the suave euro-trash magician, the jealous woman with a secret).
It's a painless experience due to the short running time; in fact, several scenes are obviously padded in order to make the film feature-length, such as scenes of an entire audience being hypnotized and a sequence inside a beatnik jazz club that's a real hoot. It's even got a Scooby-Doo ending involving a character who tears off a false face. Unbelievable. There's no way you could take it seriously, and no way you won't enjoy it either.
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