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The Devil's Messenger (1961)

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Satan enlists the help of a suicide victim in Hell to lure unsuspecting earthly victims to their eternal doom. Contains 3 somewhat unrelated Twilight Zone-esque stories.

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Satan (as Lon Chaney)
Karen Kadler ...
Satanya
Michael Hinn ...
John Radian
Ralph Brown ...
Charlie (archive footage)
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Donald Powell (archive footage)
Bert Johnson ...
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Frank Taylor ...
Dr. Ben Seastrom (archive footage) (as Bert Johnson)
Chalmers Goodlin ...
Dr. Hume (archive footage)
Gunnel Broström ...
Madame Germaine (archive footage) (as Gunnel Brostrom)
Sara Harts ...
Angelica - Frozen Girl (archive footage) (as Tammy Newmara)
Jan Blomberg ...
J. D. Younger
Inga Botorp ...
Dixie (archive footage) (as Ingrid Bedoya)
Eve Hossner ...
Girl in Photograph (archive footage)
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Satan enlists the help of a suicide victim in Hell to lure unsuspecting earthly victims to their eternal doom. Contains 3 somewhat unrelated Twilight Zone-esque stories (A photography goes insane after raping a mysterious girl in the snow, a 50,000 year-old woman found frozen in an ice field is fought over by scientists, and a man's death is foretold in dreams) Written by danickster

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Takes you to the bowels of the earth for thrills and chills!

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Satan: Love is such a stupid emotion.
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"Screw it, I like to play the ponies"
27 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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