The Sorcerers

1967

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

24
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 1436

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Boris Karloff as Prof. Marcus Monserrat
Susan George as Audrey Woods
Ian Ogilvy as Mike Roscoe
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 7 / 10

Wicked Old Lady

In London, the merchant Mike Roscoe (Ian Ogilvy) and his girlfriend Nicole (Elizabeth Ercy) go to a nightclub to dance. When they meet their friend Alan (Victor Henry), he dances with Nicole while Mike goes to a nearby bar. Meanwhile, the hypnotist Prof. Marcus Monserrat (Boris Karloff) has developed a piece of equipment for controlling minds and decides to seek out a guinea pig on the streets to test the device. He meets Mike in the bar and invites him home, where he introduces his wife Estelle Monserrat (Catherine Lacey) to the youngster. They test the system on Mike, controlling his mind and sharing his feelings. However the wicked Estelle enjoys the sensation and decides to use Mike in evil acts, and Marcus is incapable to control his wife. What will Estelle do with Mike and will Marcus succeed in stopping his deranged wife?

"The Sorcerers" is an atmospheric horror movie with an original story. Catherine Lacey has an impressive performance in the role of a wicked old lady that becomes addicted in sensations of the youth and transgressions. Susan George has a minor part in the beginning of her successful career. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sob o Poder da Maldade" ("Under the Power of the Malevolence")

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 8 / 10

The Glory Hole!

I have always championed this film, partly because it was always so underrated and also because of the wonderful and poignant performance from Boris Karloff very near the end of his amazing career. Watching it again in crystal clear Blu-ray, it struck me it was a little too clear. I remember the film being bold and violent with daring suggestions as to what really excites people but I was surprised to find it quite so grubby this time around. Karloff is masterful, even if he has to spend half the movie on the floor (partly because of actual walking difficulty by this time). Ian Ogilvy is perfect as the young man who becomes the vehicle for the elderly couples violent fantasies. Well, those of the wife, anyway, played all too well by Catherine Lacey who is really scary here and possible candidate for scariest woman in a horror film? The grubbiness even extends to the naming of the antique shop, ostensibly run by Ogilvy, as The Glory Hole! Michael Reeves would make Witchfinder General the following year but this is just as good as the more famous film and even more uncomfortable to watch.

Reviewed by preppy-3 7 / 10

Not bad low-budget horror film

Prof. Marcus Monserrat (Boris Karloff) has developed a technique to control the minds of people...and feel the sensations they're going through. His wife Estelle (Catherine Lacey) knows about it and is thrilled. They get a young man (Ian Ogilvy) under their control. Marcus wants to use his power for good...but Estelle has other ideas.

Director/writer Michael Reeves did only a handful of films before his death from an accidental overdose. This isn't his best (that's "Witchfinder General) but not his worst (that's "She Beast"). It's somewhere in the middle. It's well-directed and has some great acting by Karloff, Ogilvy and especially Lacey (who really chews the scenery) but it's kind of slow-moving and top-billed Karloff is hardly in the movie. Also the gore and special effects are pretty laughable. Still it's an OK horror movie.

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