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Fright (Spell of the Hypnotist) (1956)





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A mentally ill young woman honestly believes that she is the reincarnated lover of Crown Prince Rudolph, a woman who died with the prince in a suicide pact in 1889. Over the course of her treatment, her psychiatrist falls in love with her, but then she gets caught up in a trance and withdraws. It is only when she gets involved with a crazed killer who looks just like the dead prince, that she returns to normalcy.


Eric Fleming
as Dr. Hamilton
Nancy Malone
as Ann Summers
Frank Marth
as George Morley
Donald Douglas
as Inspector
Humphrey Davis
as Prof. Gore
Elizabeth Watts
as Lady Olive
Phil Kenneally
as Policeman
Amelia Conley
as Miss Ames
Ned Glass
as Taxi Driver
Norman Burton
as Reporter
Tom Reynolds
as City Editor
Robert Gardett
as Managing Editor
Don Douglas
as Inspector
Sid Raymond
as Van Driver
Chris Bohn
as TV Announcer
Alney Alba
as Lady in Restaurant
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This isn't just a movie about hypnotism or past lives or romance, but it incorporates all of those things, which is pretty cool. I liked this movie it was a different kind of romance movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


This movie made in 1956 and filmed in NYC is actually a better movie then I expected from Alpha Video's Grindhouse Double Shock Show. The second movie in this collection is Stark Fear. Fright aka: Spell of the Hypnotist was Directed by W. Lee Wilder know for his work in the fifties called Songs of America. Also a film called Manfish, Snow Creature, Killers from Space and Phantom from Space. . The two main actors Nancy Malone and Eric Flemming. Nancy did all kind of TV in 1960 - 1980 everything from Dr Killdare to Ironside to Lou Grant. Eric did TV and Movies a couple of other B Movies and showed up on Rawhide and Bonanza. This film Eric plays a Doctor who talks a criminal from jumping from a bridge, while doing this Nancy see' s that he hypnotist the man and she wants to be put under to find out about her self and hidden in her mind is the fact that she is possessed by a mistress of a German Prince. It is the best Lee Wilder film I have seen. And picking it up at or Amazon for less then eight dollars is a steal. Don't think I have given any Grindhouse Shock Show this high of a rating, but this one deserves 4 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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