The Sorcerers

1967

Michael Reeves
Director
Tigon Pictures
Studio

Aimless drifter Ogilvy crosses paths with hypnotist Karloff and his wife Lacey, who are perfecting a hypnosis device so they can live vicariously through the lives of others.

An impressive but unpolished and undeveloped indication of Reeves' nascent (and ultimately wasted) talent that uses its cheap and tatty production values to good effect. Ogilvy is good, but Ercy can't act and Henry's character is the irritating embodiment of the term "gormless." Paul Ferris' overdone score is wildly inappropriate and distracting. If the rest of the film was as good as the ending, this would be a minor masterpiece. Still, very much worth watching, especially as this is, along with Targets, Karloff's last worthy role. The real star, though, is Lacey as his resentful and manipulative wife.

-Dave W.



15th June 1967
Cinema



87 mins
1.85:1


1st November 1967
Cinema

Not Rated

82 mins
1.85:1



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Boris Karloff
Professor Marcus Monserrat
Catherine Lacey
Estelle Monserrat
Elizabeth Ercy
Nicole
Ian Ogilvy
Mike Roscoe
Victor Henry
Alan
Sally Sheridan
Laura Ladd
Alf Joint
Ron, the Mechanic
Meier Tzelniker
The Jewish Baker
Gerald Campion
Man in China Shop
Susan George
Audrey Woods
Ivor Dean
The Inspector
Peter Fraser
Detective
Martin Terry
Tobacconist
Bill Barnsley
Constable in Fur Store
Maureen Booth
Dancer
(as Maureen Boothe)
Lee Grant & the Capitols
Band
Nigel Pegrum
Drummer
Arnold L. Miller
Cab Driver
(uncredited)
Unknown
Other Cabbie
Jack Silk
Police Driver
(uncredited)
Toni Daly
Vocalist
(uncredited)

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