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The Asphyx
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The Asphyx (1973)

"If It Were In Your Power..Would You Sacrifice Your Wife..Your Children For Immortality? This Is The Story Of A Man Who Did!"

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Directed by: Peter Newbrook
Writing Credits: Christina Beers Brian Comport
Main Cast: Robert Stephens Robert Powell Jane Lapotaire Alex Scott Ralph Arliss
Runtime: 99m


Plot Summary:

Hugo is a brilliant turn-of-the-century scientist-loved and respected by his family and friends, admired by his colleagues. But he is a man quickly becoming obsessed with a curious and frightening question... what is the mysterious apparition found in the photographs of his dying subjects? Hugo brings to a family boating party his newest invention-a motion picture camera. The party quickly turns into a disaster as he captures on film the tragic drowning of his wife and son. When the film is replayed later, the same ghostlike presence appears. It flies towards his son, and vanishes inside his dying body. Has Hugo discovered The Asphyx, the spirit of the dead described in Greek mythology? A spirit which lives in constant agony, not finding rest until it takes possession of a human body? Could the spirit, if captured, become the key to immortality? Hugo is compelled to find the answers. It is a ghoulish search, with eternally haunting results.



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