Friday, May 29, 2009

The Asphyx (1973)

A photographer discovers the spirit of death that survives off of the souls of those about to die when reviewing pictures taken of his family right before their deaths. He attempts to reverse the Asphyx's powers to gain immortality. Definitely an original plot that is executed very well as a believable period piece, but the pacing is extremely slow and I struggled to keep my attention on the film. The FX for the transparent spirit are very neat considering the time at which it was made. The sets and acting all recall the style of the Hammer films, so Hammer fans will find a lot to like. The film is more dramatic than it is suspenseful really, but it is backed by very good acting. Worth checking out, but not top priority.

Rating: 7/10.


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3 comments:

  1. I saw this on TV when I was really young. Maybe fourth or fifth grade. I remember thinking it was pretty good. But, I had no idea what the title was until now. Glad it holds up! Have fun in LA.

    JM

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  2. It was good, just didnt move me to write as much as some of the others. The Asphyx is pretty creepy for sure!

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