The Asphyx Reviews
Mainly set in the 1870s the film follows a 'scientist' (not very Emmett Brown) macabre experiments with the human soul in his quest for immortality. (Dont ask it took me three viewings to understand although it is easier to understand after a few hours sleep.)
The psychic scientist, Sir Hugo Cunningham has 3 close children who tragically die one by one in the course of his work.
In the end Sir Hugo and a poor hamster are the only immortalised subjects. The film cuts to the modern day (well 1973!) and we see Sir Hugo as a deformed being the actor wearing some fancy dress mask clutching the hamster as he perambles round the city street like a tramp.
The film has being restored for home video to its original cinematic ratio with HD quality restoration. Why can't all these old films be restored?
I only recognised one cast member, Robert Powell who played senior nurse Williams on Holby City a few years ago.
Possibly, influenced those responsible for GHOSTBUSTERS.