The Asphyx (1973)
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A well-mounted period horror tale, The Asphyx (known also as Spirit of the Dead) focuses on the scientific endeavors of Robert Stephens, whose revolutionary work in the burgeoning field of photography leads him to the remarkable discovery of the title creature -- a soul-stealing demon known to Greek myth which appears at the moment of death to carry the soul away from the body and into the netherworld. By using special lighting techniques, he is able to detect the demon when it appears to steal
Feb 1, 1973 Wide
Mar 2, 1998
Paragon Films Inc. - Official Site
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Degenerates into formula and farce, with Stephens' theatrical delivery adding the mortal blow.
What stops the film from sliding into irredeemable silliness is the performance of Robert Stephens, one of those dependable British thesps you can always rely upon to pull out the stops.
A daft but curiously appealing British effort with enough dark edges and inadvertent laughs to satisfy most horror junkies.
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