Pyro... The Thing Without a Face

Pyro... The Thing Without a Face (also known as Wheel of Fire)[1] is a 1964 American horror film directed Julio Coll.

Pyro... the Thing Without a Face
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJulio Coll
Produced bySidney W. Pink
Richard C. Meyer
Written bySidney W. Pink
StarringBarry Sullivan
Martha Hyer
Soledad Miranda
Luis Prendes
Music byJosé Solá
CinematographyManuel Berenguer
Edited byMargarita de Ochoa
S.W.P. Productions
Esamer Films
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures (US)
Release date
  • 22 January 1964 (1964-01-22) (United States)

  • 6 March 1964 (1964-03-06) (Spain)
Running time
90 minutes (Spanish version)
99 minutes (United States version)
CountriesUnited States


Vance Pierson is an engineer with a wife and daughter, who is having an affair with a widow, Laura. He wants to end the affair but Laura gets upset and sets the family home on fire. The fire kills Vance's family and disfigures him. He seeks revenge on his former mistress.



Home mediaEdit

The film was released for the first time on DVD by Troma on February 27, 2001.[2]


TV Guide awarded the film 2/5 stars, criticizing the film's script, dialogue, and over focus on the affair between Hyer and Sullivan. However, they did commend the film's make-up effects, and predictable but well handled ending.[3] On his website Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings, Dave Sindelar noted that the film was obvious and straightforward, but commended the film's attention to detail, and strong performances.[4]


  1. ^ "WHEEL OF FIRE". Monthly Film Bulletin. London31.360 (Jan 1, 1964): 151.
  2. ^ "Pyro (1964) - Julio Coll". AllMovie. Retrieved 13 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Pyro - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings". TV TV Guide. Retrieved 13 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Sindelar, Dave. "Pyro (1964)". Fantastic Movie Dave Sindelar. Retrieved 13 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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