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The Electronic Monster ★★ Escapement; The Electric Monster 1957

Insurance claims investigator Cameron looks into the death of a Hollywood starlet and discovers an exclusive therapy center dedicated to hypnotism. At the facility, people vacation for weeks in morgue-like body drawers, while evil Dr. Illing uses an electronic device to control the sleeper's dreams and actions. Eerie. Intriguingly, it is one of the first films to explore the possibilities of brainwashing and mind control. 72m/B VHS . GB Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing; D: Montgomery Tully.

The Electronic Monster

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The Electronic Monster