I had become a reverse zombie; the world was dead and I was living!”
A very rare screening of this 1948 supernatural curiosity which casts a yearning, fatalist spell and which is inexplicably not held in high esteem in a ‘Cat People’ RKO Horror style.
Playing like a pre counterculture precursor to Roger Corman’s Man With The X-Ray Eyes’ , Edward G Robinson lends a Hollywood mainstream weight to the interdimensional tale of a con artist clairvoyant hurtling toward inevitable doom after suddenly acquiring the ‘gift’ of actual second sight during one of his fake performances. Creepy but strangely friendly. Perfect for a Saturday lunchtime altered state.