A magician performs a show where he selects a female volunteer and appears to put swords, drills, and such through them. They walk away and everyone applauds, then they show up somewhere else, dead of the same injuries they sustained in the magic show. Police are baffled and can’t tie the murders to the magician. A man whose girlfriend is infatuated with the show begins to investigate on his own. —IMDb
Herschell Gordon Lewis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1929. After attending grade school, Lewis received a Master’s degree in Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. A few years later, he became a professor of English literature at Mississippi State College. He was lured from his teaching career to be manager of WRAC Radio in Racine, Wisconsin, then to become a studio director at WKY-TV in Oklahoma City. In 1953, he settled in Chicago and began working for a friend’s advertising agency while teaching graduate advertising courses at night at Roosevelt University. In the meantime, he began directing commercial advertisements for a production company called Alexander and Associates. Lewis later bought out half of the company with business associate Martin Schmidhofer and renamed it Lewis and Martin Films. In 1960 he decided to go into the filmmaking business and produced The Prime Time (1960), which he made with his own money. It was profitable, so he next… read more
Still delivers a combat laugh after 7th times seen! A very very good line that ever happened in early 70's splatter fest, who can forget line like this "Sarcastic broad you got that Jack/That's my girl! (tapping TV)", what a glorious silly line, and electric chainsaw was probably the first ever electric chainsaw that had in any horror film (sometimes, portable chainsaw sucks though). True classic gem!