The Sorcerers

1967

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

23
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 1414

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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 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.

Reviewed by ferbs54 7 / 10

A Most Satisfying Experience

Just watched a Boris Karloff film that I'd not seen before, "The Sorcerers" (1967). In this one, Karloff plays a scientist and hypnotist who has come up with a gizmo that will enable him to control others telepathically, long distance, while at the same time feeling that person's emotions. He and his wife use the gizmo to take control over a mod swinging Londoner (Ian Ogilvy). The two coerce the lad to swim in a pool and speed on a motorcycle, and experience all those feelings in their apartment. But soon, the wife (Catherine Lacey) gets a little too intoxicated with the experiences, and forces Ian into even further deeds for her own pleasure: stealing a fur coat from a store, and even serial killing! This film is surprisingly well done, and features some interesting directorial touches from Michael "The Conqueror Worm" Reeve. It's a bit disconcerting to see Karloff in a film along with psychedelic images and groovy rock music, but he is excellent, as always, even at this late stage in his career. The film builds to a logical and downbeat conclusion, typical for Reeve, and is really a most satisfying experience. I was very pleased at how fine a film this one turned out to be....

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