The Couch (1962)
Summary: While undergoing therapy for his problem, a serial killer continues his murderous sprees.
Bloch: “Dealing as it did with a psychiatrist and his patient, I was hard put to avoid static scenes and lengthy dialogue. In order to counterbalance the confrontations between the shrink and the shrinkee, I decided to present a number of intervening sequences from the patient’s point of view. Since the patient was, happily, a homicidal maniac, his point of view could become quite interesting, particularly when he hallucinated. The front office didn’t object to his delusions but had none themselves when it came to considering the budget limitations for one of Brynie Foy’s B pictures. Jack Warner having taken off for Europe, director Owen Crump had no one he could appeal to and the psychotic fantasies of dummies in store windows coming to life and Los Angeles in apocalypse were removed.”
Category: Motion Picture
Script: Bloch wrote an original screenplay
IMDB page: The Couch