After one of their storehouses burns down, museum director Grove and his assistant Pimm find everything destroyed except for one statue which mysteriously withstood the fire undamaged.
It transpires the cursed statue was created by Rabbi Loew in the 16th century and will withstand every human attempt to destroy it. Pimm decides to use it to his own advantage.
Director Herbert J. Leder wanted the film to have the style of the Hammer Studio horror films that were popular during the ’60s and used similar camera work and audio effects to those of a Hammer film.
Although shot in colour, US theatrical release prints were in black and white.
Herbert J. Leder