TIFF Cinematheque Special Screenings

The Mask (Eyes of Hell)

Julian RoffmanCanada83 minutes1961PGColourB&WEnglish

Oct 31
  • Press & Industry screenings and events are only for accredited passes.


A psychiatrist comes into possession of an ancient tribal mask that, when worn, assails him with nightmarish visions of monsters, occultists, and ritual torture. Believing that he has discovered a portal to the deepest recesses of his mind, he continues to explore this terrifying new psychic world — even at the risk of his sanity. With its riot of psychedelic 3D imagery restored to its full, dizzyingly surreal glory, Julian Roffman's 1961 cult classic — the first feature-length 3D film made in Canada — returns to serve up some chills for Halloween. Remember: the management is not responsible for nervous breakdowns!

Digital restoration courtesy of the Film Reference Library.