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The Sorcerers

The Sorcerers (1967)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1967 Wide

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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

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Horror

Michael Reeves, Tom Baker

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A gem that has gone under the radar and deserves more attention.

January 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Karloff's mind-control process is analogous to cinema itself: an experience that allows people to embrace second-hand sensation, 'to do things' vicariously -- the more brutal and shocking the better, as in the case of some horror movies.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Michael Reeves's heady excoriation of voyeurism

August 7, 2012 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

The Sorcerers interrogates the swinging sixties morality of 'pleasure with no consequences', prefiguring the way the hippy dream turned sour at the end of the decade.

May 17, 2010 Full Review Source: SFX Magazine
SFX Magazine

The basic concept is ludicrous, but the execution is terrific.

July 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for The Sorcerers

An entertaining 60s British horror set in swinging London.
Boris Karloff, in one of his last roles, plays Professor Montserrat who has developed a new technique of mind control and now only needs a bored young man to test it on. Enter Mike Roscoe, played by Ian Ogilvy. After the Professor and his wife hook Mike up to their machine and conduct some psychedelic experiments they have the power to control the young man's mind and to experience his sensations.
But whilst the Professor wants to use their new power for good his wife becomes more and more obsessed with their power and the sensations it provides and the whole thing goes out of control.
Karloff gives a good performance, and there are some "groovy" nightclub scenes plus a small role for Susan George. Overall low budget but extremely watchable.
October 8, 2008
littlecharmer1959
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