The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. Edmond Bancroft a frustrated crime reporter and thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Events chronicled in this movie are based on actual crimes and events chronicled in Scotland Yards Black Museum. Martin Scorsese was instrumental in having a print of Horrors of the Black Museum donated to New Yorks Museum of Modern Art. AKA: Crime in the Museum of Horrors (1959) Every instrument of murder in Black Museum was from an actual murder and is in Scotland Yards Black Museum.