Friday Flashback: X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

This Roger Corman classic was a staple of weekend and late-night horror shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In X:The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Ray Milland plays a doctor who invents eye drops to extend human vision into the ultraviolet and X-ray range, as well as distance. This is a classic premise, echoes of The Fly in both incarnations, where the scientist tests his new invention on himself with dire consequences™. Eventually, Milland’s character is able to see to the edge of the universe and the center of it, proclaiming it after wandering into a traveling tent revival. It makes for one of the most horrific endings in science fiction films.

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