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Title: hypno movies
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 18, 2007, 10:39:54 AM
ok was watching mst3k "the undead" last night and i got to thinking, what happened to movies with hypnosis.  That seemed to be an entire genre according to mst3k.  they  have tons of episodes about so how come they havent made any modern movies about it. 
just a thought.
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: IronPigeon on January 18, 2007, 10:43:07 AM
There was that one with Kevin Bacon. He got hypnotized and saw dead people or something?
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: shortstack on January 18, 2007, 10:44:37 AM
There was that one with Kevin Bacon. He got hypnotized and saw dead people or something?

It was called Stir of Echoes.  Pretty good flick.

Then of course, there's Office Space.

Doesn't Gothika have hypnotism in it?
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 18, 2007, 10:48:27 AM
forgot about office space.  although it wasnt really about hypnotism per se.  never saw stir of echos or gothika so i have no idea. 
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: Minnesota on January 18, 2007, 10:57:24 AM
You're in luck, David X. Cohen has confirmed that the new dvd season of Futurama (yes they're bringing it back in case you didn't know) will contain a full episode of "Everybody Loves Hypno-Toad"

Good news for fans of Hypno Toad I guess?

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/002710592.cfm

COHEN: Hypnotoad. By the way, we are looking into producing a full 22-minute episode of Everybody Loves Hypnotoad for the DVD release. I am serious.
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: BathTub on January 18, 2007, 11:06:13 AM
I am sure he is serious, I mean they would only have to make 3 frames and loop it, kind of like the Alien commentary on Galaxy Quest.
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 18, 2007, 11:08:37 AM
i love hypnotoad.  I cant wait till the next season. 
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: daltysmilth on January 18, 2007, 11:16:54 AM
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 18, 2007, 11:18:06 AM
clap
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 18, 2007, 11:20:58 AM
I think hypnosis is no longer prevalent in movies because we now know it can't actually do anything magical.  It can't make you do stuff that you are strongly opposed to, and it can't make you remember things from past lives.  It can, however, make you remember things that never really happened to you, which is something scary in itself.  But back then people were actually afraid that you could be hypnotized and turned into a werewolf or forced to kill people.  Ok, so no one thought they were going to turn into a werewolf, but the killing people was a concern for some. 

The last movie I saw that had hypnosis in it was The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.  What a horrible movie.  Maybe that's why movies no longer feature hypnosis, cause Woody Allen killed it for the rest of us.
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: Pak-Man on January 18, 2007, 11:31:30 AM
Yeah all the thriller-type movies tend to portray the misunderstood fears of the day, and nobody's afraid of hypnosis these days. (I blame Hanna-Barbera.) Back in the '80s it was computers/machines rebelling against man. In the '90s it was identity theft and meeting people from the internet, today it seems to be acts of terrorism.
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 18, 2007, 11:34:49 AM
yeah to me hypnotism is really stupid especially in the case of she creature and what not.
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: Minnesota on January 18, 2007, 03:41:01 PM
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005) is a pretty damn good movie about the power of hypnotic film. I'll warn you however that it is very violent so probably not for the faint of heart.

(http://static.flickr.com/49/140564168_3fc0c2d13c_m.jpg)

Here's the IMDB on it
http://imdb.com/title/tt0643109/
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: shortstack on January 18, 2007, 08:55:34 PM
My favourite hypnotism movie is Operation Double 007/OK Connery  ;D
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 19, 2007, 10:36:09 AM
HA!  that one was hilarious.
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: daltysmilth on January 19, 2007, 11:32:30 AM
What about the Manchurian Candidate?  (I mean the good one, not the new one)  That's sort of a hypno/brainwashing/subliminal message type movie.  And I've never been able to look at Angela Lansbury the same way since seeing that movie.
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 19, 2007, 11:34:44 AM
ah well in the same vein there is conspiracy theory. 
Title: Re: hypno movies
Post by: acoletterose on January 19, 2007, 11:38:47 AM
There's The Stand too... I used to love that movie and I just watched it recently and realized how painfully long and annoying it is.

Hypnotism: Teaching simple people how to spell simple words.