Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
While combing the ruins of Pompeii, a group of scientists uncover evidence that the long-ago eruption of Vesuvius was brought about by an Etruscan curse, pronounced by a gladiator who was denied marriage to the daughter of a senator. Turned to stone by exposure to embalming fluid, the gladiator is placed in suspended animation for 2000 years. Revived in the 20th century, the gladiator-now a faceless, granite-like creature-intends to claim the sweetheart (Elaine Edwards) of one of the scientists (Richard Anderson), convinced that the girl is the reincarnation of his lost love. An uninspired rehash of The Mummy (1932), Curse of the Faceless Man was originally released on a double bill with the superior It! The Terror From Beyond Space; both films were scripted by science fiction author Jerome Bixby and directed by Edward L. Cahn. … More
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.Login
Critic Reviews for Curse of the Faceless Man
Its surfside climax is pure pulp poetry that functions as both a literal dramatization and a romantic evocation of the devastation wrought by the tides of time as they break against the eternal shore of love.
Audience Reviews for Curse of the Faceless Man
There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!
Discuss Curse of the Faceless Man on our Movie forum!