01 November 2014

Psychic Killer (1975)

90 min.
Directed by Ray Danton.
With Jim Hutton, Julie Adams, Paul Burke, Nehemiah Persoff, Aldo Ray, Neville Brand, Della Reese, Rod Cameron, Whit Bissell, Mary Wilcox.
A stimulating premise is given good life in this above average '70s thriller.

Ex con Arnold Masters (Hutton) is released from prison, after serving time for a crime he didn't commit.

And he's angry about it.

So he turns to a dark gift he picked up in the slammer. Specifically, he uses a super powerful psychic energy to exact revenge upon those who unfairly imprisoned him.

Some interesting death sequences highlight, including scalding showers and meat butchering equipment gone haywire.

Hutton and Adams (of 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon) both provide good lead performances.

Watch out for that moving showerhead!

Also known as The Kirlian Force.

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