ANGUISH is a suspenseful horror film containing not one but two classic gimmicks: a William Castle-style warning that the "subliminal effects" on screen may cause mental distress, and a cleverly used film-within-a-film technique. The movie begins as a loutish optometrist's orderly (Michael
Lerner) louses up on the job and is dismissed. His mother (Zelda Rubinstein), an odd little woman who totally dominates her docile son, uses a form of hypnosis to merge her mind with her son's, and sends him out to get revenge on the patient (Isabel Garcia Lorca) who caused his dismissal. At this
point director Luna pulls back from the image to reveal that it is merely a horror f...