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The Asphyx

Promoted by Roving Revivals


Thursday, March 06 7:30PM - 9:33PM

at Muvico Rosemont 18
9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL, 60018 (map)
$11.00 General

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  • Movie presentation of The Asphyx

    Blending elements of Gothic horror with the more contemporary ingredients of steampunk, THE ASPHYX has emerged from obscurity to become a cult favorite of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Utilizing an experimental photographic device, a scientist (Robert Stephens) captures what appears to be the image of the Asphyx—the ancient Greek spirit of the dead. With the help of his adopted son (Robert Powell), he conducts further experiments and conceives of a way to harness the Asphyx and thereby gain immortality. But, as every visionary scientist should know, defying the laws of the natural and spiritual world unleashes dreadful consequences. This reconstruction of the extended version of The Asphyx blends HD footage mastered from the 35mm negative with SD footage mastered from a U.S. release print (of inferior quality). As a result, significant shifts in image quality will occur.

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Event Info

Rarely shown on the big screen, The Asphyx is a British horror film with a devoted cult following about a scientist who believes he has found a way to photograph the soul as it leaves the bodies of dying men. What he has truly found, however, is something far more sinister. Described as “genuinely chilling” by DVD Savant columnist Glenn Erickson, The Asphyx boasts eerie, atmospheric camerawork by three-time Academy Award winner Freddie Young (Lawrence of Arabia) and a gothic flavor sure to appeal to fans of Hammer Films and other classic horror movies.