Mick Garris on

Horrors of the Black Museum

Released 1959
Distributor AIP

Dr Emile Franchel, then-star of LA channel 13’s “Adventures in Hypnotism” program, introduces you to “Hypno-Vista” (“You can’t resist it–it actually puts YOU in the picture!”) as crazed crime writer Michael Gough dispatches victims with inventive torture devices. AIP’s ad campaign is one of their best, even if the picture isn’t.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris will be Executive Producing a film for Universal called Unbroken. It is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing. Previously, Garris created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link!  Mick’s latest books “Snow Shadows” and “Tyler’s Third Act” are now out from Cemetery Dance. A new novella, “Ugly”, and new Hollywood desert noir novel, “SALOME”, will be coming out this year.