HOLLYWOOD: Queer for Fear

The movie is about an inquisitive doctor with a ghoulish enthusiasm for slicing up the cadavers of those who died in fear. He is sure that fright is a living thing that survives in corpses in much the same way that hair and fingernails have been popularly believed to grow after death. So he performs an autopsy on the body of an electrocuted criminal, frightens his wife unconscious by faking her murder, finally shocks a deaf-mute into a heart-stopping nightmare—blood running from the bathroom spigot, a rubber-masked fiend with knife and hatchet popping out of closets, etc. This...

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