The Wizard of Gore

Part of Magicians on Screen
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis. 1970, 95 mins. With Ray Sager, Judy Cler. “Is it magic or wholesale slaughter?” asks a tagline for this outrageous cult masterpiece. A television talk-show hostess investigates a magician who attempts to use his mind-bending powers to control his audience’s perceptions, in order to stage gory, Grand Guignol onstage illusions.

Preceded by:
Morto the Magician
2010, 5 mins. Steve Martin’s webtoon about a decidedly untalented illusionist.

Free with Museum admission.