The Devil Commands (1941)

The Devil Commands





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This horror film adds a new dimension to the phrase: "Live Psychic Hotline." The trouble begins when a mad scientist becomes obsessed with trying to communicate with his dead wife. He devises a ghastly machine comprised of dead-bodies in robotic suits. These are electrically connected to a psychic. The first experiment fails and the medium dies. He then uses his daughter.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Milton Gunzburg, Robert Hardy Andrews, Robert D. Andrews, Milton Gunzberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 26, 2003
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Dr. Julian Blair

as Dr. Richard Sayles

as Anne Blair

as Mrs. Blanche Walters

as Mrs. Marcy

as Sheriff Willis

as Helen Blair
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Karloff is allowed to act and shines in a frightingly sensitive and moving performance.

Full Review… | February 25, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Played for maximum spookiness (maybe a little too much so in some cases), it's one of the most memorable of all 1940s horrors.

Full Review… | October 31, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

October 13, 2005

Full Review… | October 16, 2003

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