The Curse of the Alpha Stone (1972)
Curse of the Alpha Stone

Nomination Year: 2007
SYNOPSIS:  A brilliant college professor decides to put his cutting-edge alchemical knowledge to the test, and discovers/creates the philosopher's stone. Hijinks ensue when it develops that the philosopher's stone has a powerful effect on people who have been exposed to it (um ... duh), and might (or might not -- it's unclear) be sentient.


I've Heard of Academic Freedoms, But This Is Ridiculous
While Professor Adams is obliviously writing at the blackboard, his students steal his most-secret notes, photocopy them, and put them back. And all without him ever suspecting.

Worst Science

The Harmonic Reinforcement of the House of The Rising Sun
The whole introductory alchemical ramble here is a great example of bad science. Harmonic reinforcement? OK, maybe I can buy that. Electromagnetic radiation not being part of the scientific mainstream? Mmmm, nope. Sorry. The Alpha Force? Uh-huh. Gotcha. I think I read that comic book.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Sandy Carey sometimes credited as Candy Korn; one of the few actors in this film to have ever been in anything else 
Jim Scotlin his only film role 
Director Claim to Fame
Stewart Malleson his only film credit 

Kevin Hogan

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