Curse of the Faceless Man

A huge calcified figure found buried near Pompeii is sent to an American museum where it begins to display strange qualities. Research indicates that 2,000 years ago it lived as Quintilius, an Etruscan slave-gladiator who loved the daughter of a Roman senator. Soon this rock solid mass is shuffling around strangling people while searching for his long lost sweetie and he thinks painter Elaine Edwards is the reincarnation of his former flame. Elaine soon discovers that a hard man is not always good to find and screams for help, attracting archaeologist Richard Anderson (guest star of the Kolchak pilot movie The Night Strangler).

A low-budget treat in glorious black and white from B-movie king Edward L. Cahn, the same auteur who brought us Girls, Guns and Gangsters, The Creature With the Atomic Brain and It! The Terror From Beyond Space.
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(From Joe Bob's Ultimate B Movie Guide)

Cult favorite about a 2,000-year-old man, encrusted in lava, who is reincarnated as beautiful Elaine Edwards is sketching him. It turns out that they were lovers in Pompeii in 79 A.D. and now the faceless man is ready to continue the relationship. Quintillus Aurelius, the faceless man, was played by Bob Bryant, a San Francisco 49ers tackle who acted as a stuntman in many Republic westerns and TV series. With Richard Anderson, Adele Mara, Luis Van Rooten, Gar Moore. Written by Jerome Bixby, with direction by Edward L. Cahn. Three stars

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Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 4:35 am ET/PT, Rating: TV-PG-V.

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