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The Sorcerers (1967)

The Sorcerers

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A well-meaning and gentle inventor creates a machine capable of allowing one person to completely control the mind of another, but before he can market it, he must test it. A volunteer comes forth and the experiment begins. All goes well until the inventor's jealous, angry wife intervenes and takes over the subject. She uses the hapless fellow for her own pleasure and to do her bidding. As time passes, she becomes increasingly cruel to him. The inventor finds himself powerless to stop his wife and this prompts him to take desperate measures to stop her.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Baker, Michael Reeves, John Burke
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 1, 2003
Runtime:
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Cast

Boris Karloff
as Prof. Marcus Monserr...
Catherine Lacey
as Estelle Monserrat
Ian Ogilvy
as Mike Roscoe
Ivor Dean
as Inspector Matalon
Peter Fraser
as Detective
Meier Tzelniker
as Snack Bar Owner
Bill Barnsley
as Constable
Terry Martin
as Tobacconist
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Critic Reviews for The Sorcerers

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 1, 2013
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.

Full Review… | December 7, 2012
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Michael Reeves's heady excoriation of voyeurism

Full Review… | August 7, 2012
CinePassion

Audience Reviews for The Sorcerers

½

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.

littlecharmer1959
Emily B.

Super Reviewer

A ridiculous movie with subpar everything and yet it's entirely watchable! Good MST3K fodder... though maybe it's a little too coherent for them. Bonus- unintentional message about gender/power relations?

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