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The Asphyx (1973)

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In this horror-fantasy, set during the 19th century, Dr. Stephens discovers that just before a person dies, their body is surrounded by the aura-like Asphyx. In this phenomenon, Stephens believes he sees the key to living forever. When he begins experimenting with humans, he inadvertently releases a terrible supernatural power.

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Cast

Robert Stephens
as Sir Hugo Cunningham
Robert Powell
as Giles Cunningham
Jane Lapotaire
as Christina Cunningham
Paul Bacon
as lst Member
Alex Scott
as Sir Edward Barrett
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Critic Reviews for The Asphyx

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Degenerates into formula and farce, with Stephens' theatrical delivery adding the mortal blow.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Overall, this is a unique and memorable little chiller.

April 20, 2012 | Full Review…

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.

December 14, 2010 | Full Review…

A daft but curiously appealing British effort with enough dark edges and inadvertent laughs to satisfy most horror junkies.

March 30, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Asphyx

Unrated British horror film.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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½

Cool movie where a group of scientists in Victorian England invent a machine which can capture the living spirits which escapes from people when they die. Fascinating concept, which looks interesting on film. The "Asphyx" creatures don't like being bottled up, and eventually create havoc. It's a great little movie done in a Hammer Horror style.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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