The Sorcerers

The Sorcerers

Director: Michael Reeves Cast: Boris Karloff, Catherine Lacey, Ian Ogilvy

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Overview

Made by the then 23-year-old director Michael Reeves, who died after making only one more movie, the notable Witchfinder General (1968), this is an unusual horror film concerning an elderly couple who conduct experiments with mind control, hoping to experience the lost excitements of youth through their subject, a young man whom they have persuaded to become a guinea-pig in the name of science. Once the process has begun however, a conflict ensues between the couple, the woman urging their subject to commit crimes in the pursuit of even greater thrills against the wishes of her husband, which in turn results in a horrific comeuppance for both, the price exacted for meddling in things beyond the province of humanity. With the casting of veteran actor, Boris Karloff in this swinging sixties setting, this is a rare example of the merging of two styles of horror movie-making, the old school which Karloff represented almost gone by the late sixties, a new, grittier contemporary genre waiting to succeed it.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2014
UPC: 5060082519178
Original Release: 1967
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 59,497

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff Professor Marcus Montserrat
Catherine Lacey Estelle Monserrat
Ian Ogilvy Mike Roscoe
Elizabeth Ercy Nicole
Victor Henry Alan
Susan George Audrey
Ivor Dean Inspector Matalon
Peter Fraser Detective
Meier Tzelniker Snack Bar Owner
Martin Terry Tobacconist
Gerald Campion Customer
Alf Joint Ron
Dani Sheridan Laura

Technical Credits
Michael Reeves Director,Screenwriter
John Burke Screenwriter
Patrick Curtis Producer
Tony Curtis Art Director
Paul Ferris Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Stanley Long Cinematographer
Ralph Sheldon Editor
Tony Tenser Producer
Tom Baker Screenwriter
David Woodward Editor

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