The Mask

The Mask (re-released as Eyes of Hell) is a 1961 Canadian surrealist horror film produced in 3-D by Warner Bros. It was directed by Julian Roffman, and stars Paul Stevens, Claudette Nevins, and Bill Walker.


The story concerns a psychiatrist, Dr. Allen Barnes (Stevens), who obtains a mysterious ancient tribal mask. Whenever he puts on the mask, Barnes experiences dream-like visions which become increasingly disturbing and violent. The visions begin to alter Barnes' personality, and eventually drive him insane.

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    director Julian Roffman
    editor Stephen Timar
    genre horror
    keywords disturb
    musicBy Louis Applebaum
    producer Nat Taylor
    publisher Warner Bros.
    recordedAt Toronto
    theme 3d avant-garde and experimental surreal