Fear Chamber

Fear Chamber

Boris Karloff
Director: Jack Hill, Juan Ibañez Cast: Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
, Julissa
Julissa
Jack Hill, Juan Ibañez,

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Overview

A brilliant geologist sends a team to search the depths of the earth in an effort to learn the origin of some strange signals they've been picking up on their equipment. They discover a rock formation with an interior life that can communicate telepathically. They bring the mass to the surface and determine that the entity is "pure crystallized intelligence," and they believe many of the secrets of existence can be answered by studying the stone. However, the only message the mysterious rock is forthcoming with is what kind of food it needs, namely a particular chemical that can only be produced by the bodies of people in the throes of terror. To this end, Dr. Mantel (Boris Karloff) devises something called the Fear Chamber, where kidnapped prostitutes are frightened out of their wits with spiders, snakes, and faked Satanic rituals in order to obtain this precious chemical. Though the scientist and his assistants take pains not to physically harm their subjects, the weird living rock begins growing tentacles and soon learns how to capture its prey and extract the fluids itself, leading to the death of a lady burglar. The scientists realize what a deadly force they've unleashed on the surface world, though efforts to destroy the creature are complicated by its ability to control human minds and generate its own electricity.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2005
UPC: 0790594332723
Original Release: 1968
Source: Elite
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:29:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by writer-producer-director Jack Hill; Widescreen presentation (16x9); Newly remixed 5.1 soundtrack; Deleted scene

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff Dr. Carl Mandel
Julissa Corinne Mandel
Carlos East Mark
Isela Vega Helga
Yerye Beirute Roland
Santanon Dwarf
Sandra Chávez Luisa Martinez
Alfredo Rosas Syed
Pamela Parmeli Pammie
Felipe Ehrenberg Maniac (uncredited)
Fuensanta Zertuche Sally Ransome
Luis Gamez Doctor (uncredited)
Eva Müller Lety
Carolina Cortazar Edith (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Jack Hill Director,Screenwriter
Juan Ibañez Director
Raul Dominguez Cinematographer
Tony Ramirez Makeup
Luis Enrique Vergara Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fear Chamber
1. It's Alive [8:35]
2. The Chamber [10:07]
3. Feeding The Creature [7:01]
4. It Wants More [5:02]
5. New Applicants [9:58]
6. It Has To Die [6:51]
7. Continuing The Dr's Work [11:21]
8. Diamonds [6:07]
9. He Likes You [9:56]
10. Messages [5:06]
11. More Power [4:21]
12. King of the World [1:23]

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