MST3K Vs. Hypnosis

One of the things that doesn’t often come up on this blog is that I’m a huge fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (and its spin-offs, “Cinematic Titanic” and “Rifftrax”.) It’s a fun way to enjoy bad movies, the riffers are great comedians from my neck of the woods (I’ve sometimes said that in order to get every single joke in MST3K, you do have to be a Minnesotan) and of course, bad sci-fi movies tend to have hypnosis scenes. So I’m watching my extensive collection from the beginning…and so far, I’m one for one on hypnosis sequences.

Currently up: “Robot Vs. the Aztec Mummy”. The heroic professor uses hypnosis on his wife, Flora, to regress her to a past life where she was an Aztec priestess (past-life regression is a big theme in cinematic hypnosis; lots of movies, especially the old ones, remember Bridey Murphy quite well and use her as an inspiration.) The villain, the Bat, also uses hypnosis on Flora, summoning her from a distance, commanding her to seek out the titular Aztec Mummy for him, and then post-hypnotically commanding her to forget. (So yes, nice scenes of a blank-eyed girl walking around in a nightgown. You know, if you like that sort of thing.)

More later, perhaps…

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3 Responses to “MST3K Vs. Hypnosis”

  1. Larss Says:

    I need to see this one. Always seeking something which rises to the transcendent standard of “Space Mutiny” or “Manos: Hands of Fate”.

  2. Katie B. Says:

    Heeeeee. Robot vs. Aztec Mummy is a good one.

    Not quite as good – and I’m sad that this never was an MST film – Destroy All Monsters, but good.

  3. carter Says:

    Think I have seen every movie/TV scene with such content, even find it somewhat erotic…..

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