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The Black Sleep

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Horror Science-Fiction 19561h 22mOn: Free Services Prime Video Epix Tags: Doctor Science Country: America

In 19th century England, a noted brain surgeon rescues a former student from being hanged on a false conviction for murder, and spirits him away to an ancient, repurposed abbey far in the countryside. There, he connives his pupil into assisting him in mapping the functions of the various parts of the human brain, using living subjects who are under a terrible animation-suspending drug called "black sleep". Subsequently, the student, along with the daughter of one of the subjects, discover that most of these subjects have survived but are being kept in a dungeon-like cellar, in various stages of derangement...The Black Sleep featuring Basil Rathbone and Herbert Rudley is streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming on Epix, free on Tubi, and 1 other. It's a Horror and Science Fiction movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.1 (1,392 votes).

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#37,776 Ranked Movie

#653 Ranked in Movies on Epix

#1000 Ranked in Science Movies

#2859 Ranked in Science-Fiction Movies

The Black Sleep has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.1 (1,392 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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