A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that's the last his ... See full summary »
Roy Del Ruth
Lon Chaney Jr.
John Carradine narrates five horror tales, each with a comically predictable surprise ending. In the first, "The Witches Clock" (sic), The Farrells have purchased an old mansion in Salem ... See full summary »
David L. Hewitt
Lon Chaney Jr.,
Working for O.S.I., the Office of Scientific Investigation, A-Man agent Jeffrey Stewart and his partner Dan Forbes are sent to a local hardware store where they find a strong magnetic field... See full summary »
Edited out of three distinctive episodes, "The Photograph," "The Girl in the Glacier," and "Condemned in Crystal," all of which were directed by Curt Siodmak, for the Swedish/US TV series 13 Demon Street (1959), shot in English but originally aired with Swedish subtitles. Lon Chaney Jr. was brought to Sweden to film a framing story for the sake of continuity. See more »
Photographer Don tells Charlie that "somebody" is coming out of the house in the photograph. When Charlie suggests that he's imagining it and they should look at the photograph, he says "If I can't see her, you'll believe me." See more »
I once asked John Carradine on the set of one of his last pictures if he or Chaney felt like they wasted their talents on flicks like this and in saltier language he Said "Screw it,I like to play the ponies and it beats watching TV." Aptly put. Early in 1960 Curt SIodmak( The WOlf Man ) and Herbert Strock ( I Was A Teeenage Frankenstein ) went to Sweden and filmed in English with Swedish Subtitles about a dozen half hour playlets for a TV series called 13 Demon Street.It was pretty awful from what I've seen and didn't get picked up for U.S. syndication. Each week Chaney would would spin a weird tale from his old curiosity shop and three of these are included here and made into a ersatz feature with a cheezy wrap around with Chaney as a very happy Satan.If you are a Chaney completist you have to have it and it's certainly not as bad as some low budget flicks of the early sixties but Little SHop Of Horrors it's not. Because Of Chaney's status The Devil's Messenger received top billing on a drive-in double bill with the far superior Carnival Of Souls.
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