THE CRIME OF DR. CRESPI

A film by John H. Auer

Cast : Erich Von Stroheim, Harriet Russell

1936 / horror. suspense / Etats-Unis / original title : LE CRIME DU DOCTEUR CRESPI / 59’ / Black & White / status : completed / short film / International catalog

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Premature Burial”. A crazed scientist invents a serum that induces a catatonic state in whoever it is injected into. He uses the serum to paralyze his enemies, so that he can bury them alive.