This subtle and frightening adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde novel allows the audience's imagination to do most of the scaring. Hurd Hatfield stars as the title character--a young aristocrat in 19th-century London whose gentle, angelic appearance is dangerously deceptive. Coaxed by
the manipulative and hedonistic Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders), Dorian grows as evil and scandalous as his mentor, becoming a philandering louse who entertains sadistic and perverse thoughts, alluding to (unseen) orgies and unspeakable evils. At the height of his vanity, Dorian has his
portrait painted, and, in a Faustian pact, trades his soul for eternal youth. As a result, the...