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  • The Asphyx (1972)

    6.5/10

    PG | 1h 39min | Horror, Sci-Fi

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • The Asphyx (1972) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

The Asphyx (1972) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring John Lawrence, Alex Scott, Robert Stephens, Robert Powell, Terry Scully

Directed by Peter Newbrook

Synopsis: English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally ‘bottling up’ the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Tagline: Immortality ... what would you sacrifice for it?

Synopsis: Hugo is a brilliant mid-Victorian 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.

Tagline: Immortality ... what would you sacrifice for it?

Storyline: English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

  • The Asphyx (1972) Movie Details

  • Directors: Peter Newbrook
  • Writers: Christina Beers, Laurence Beers, Brian Comport
  • Cast: John Lawrence, Alex Scott, Robert Stephens, Robert Powell, Terry Scully, Jane Lapotaire, Ralph Arliss, Fiona Walker, David Grey, Tony Caunter, Paul Bacon
  • Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Producers: John Brittany, Maxine Julius
  • Musicians: Bill McGuffie
  • Cinematographers: Freddie Young
  • Editors: Maxine Julius
  • Runtime: 99 min / 1h 39min
  • Year: 1972
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 0
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