The Asphyx
The Asphyx (1973)

In this horror-fantasy, set during the 19th century, Dr. Stephens discovers that just before a person dies, their body is surrounded by the aura-like Asphyx. In this phenomenon, Stephens believes he sees the key to living forever. When he… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: March 2, 1998
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Degenerates into formula and farce, with Stephens' theatrical delivery adding the mortal blow.

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A daft but curiously appealing British effort with enough dark edges and inadvertent laughs to satisfy most horror junkies.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Overall, this is a unique and memorable little chiller.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

What stops the film from sliding into irredeemable silliness is the performance of Robert Stephens, one of those dependable British thesps you can always rely upon to pull out the stops.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
Cool movie where a group of scientists in Victorian England invent a machine which can capture the living spirits which escapes from people when they die.… More
Anthony Valletta
Unrated British horror film.