Day 19 – Steampunky Spookiness in The Asphyx (1972)

Here’s an interesting and underseen British film from horror’s silver age. It’s all Victorian sciencey fun as two paranormal investigators try to create a device to capture an asphyx, which is a spirit of death that is unique to each person. It’s spooky and cool (marred somewhat by the fact that the asphyx, when captured, bares a slight resemblance to Slimer from Ghostbusters) and definitely something you haven’t seen before.

The print here is quite nice. Enjoy!

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