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Sunday, December 20, 2009

THE MASK (1961) in 3D!

While discussing Jim Carrey movies the other day at work (don't ask) someone mentioned that their favorite Jim Carrey movie was the 1994 craptastic film, THE MASK. That is by far one of my least favorite of his films, but that is another story. This discussion, which normally would have killed thousands of brain cells, actually got me thinking about another movie by the same name. 1961's THE MASK, directed by Julian Roffman, was a favorite of mine when I was a child. I picked up a VHS version of the film for two reasons. One, it said it was in 3D!! Second reason was that some lady in tight black dress with big boobs was on the cover of the VHS case. Later I would learn who this mistress of the dark was, none other than ELVIRA!

Here is the basic plot from IMDB.com:
A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, who is soon plunged into the nightmare world of the mask.

I couldn't have begun to tell you what the plot was. To be honest, I don't think I ever watched it all the way through. It was black and white and to a kid, a black and white movie where actors are just talking is super boring. I knew what I wanted to see. I fast forwarded to the few scenes where the actor put the mask on and the nightmarish visions (in 3D) begun!
These were great, surreal, creepy scenes. This was the first time I ever saw a skull with eyeballs in it! The skull looked like it was coming to life! Check out the longest of the 3D scenes here...even if you don't have a pair of 3D glasses lying around (shame on you), you can still enjoy this spooky scene!

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