Aimless drifter Ogilvy crosses paths with hypnotist Karloff and his wife Lacey, who are perfecting a hypnosis device so they can live vicariously through the lives of others.
An impressive but unpolished and undeveloped indication of Reeves' nascent (and ultimately wasted) talent that uses its cheap and tatty production values to good effect. Ogilvy is good, but Ercy can't act and Henry's character is the irritating embodiment of the term "gormless." Paul Ferris' overdone score is wildly inappropriate and distracting. If the rest of the film was as good as the ending, this would be a minor masterpiece. Still, very much worth watching, especially as this is, along with Targets, Karloff's last worthy role. The real star, though, is Lacey as his resentful and manipulative wife.