Review: ‘The Sorcerers’

Boris Karloff brings his familiar adroit horror touch to the role of an aging somewhat nutty ex-stage mesmerist who aims to complete his experiments by dominating the brain of a young subject. Karloff himself is dominated by his wife (Catherine Lacey), who was his stage assistant.

Boris Karloff brings his familiar adroit horror touch to the role of an aging somewhat nutty ex-stage mesmerist who aims to complete his experiments by dominating the brain of a young subject. Karloff himself is dominated by his wife (Catherine Lacey), who was his stage assistant.

Karloff persuades Ian Ogilvy, who plays a feckless, slightly moody youth, to become the subject for his experiments. Initial experiments work well as Karloff sees in the youth a tool who may be able to benefit mankind under his influence. But Karloff’s wife, motivated by greed, insists that the lad should work for their benefit for a while.

The Sorcerers

UK

Production

Tigon. Director Michael Reeves; Producer Patrick Curtis, Tony Tenser; Screenplay Michael Reeves, Tom Baker; Camera Stanley Long; Editor Ralph Sheldon; Music Paul Ferris; Art Director Tony Curtis

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1967. Running time: 86 MIN.

With

Boris Karloff Catherine Lacey Ian Ogilvy Elizabeth Ercy Victor Henry Susan George
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