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In this feature version of the Swedish TV series "13 Demon Street," a 50,000-year-old woman is found frozen in an ice field, and a man's death is foretold in dreams.

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Satan (as Lon Chaney)
Karen Kadler ...
Satanya
Michael Hinn ...
John Radian
Ralph Brown ...
Charlie (archive footage)
John Crawford ...
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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In this feature version of the Swedish TV series "13 Demon Street," a 50,000-year-old woman is found frozen in an ice field, and a man's death is foretold in dreams.

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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 »

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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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Dancing with Mr. D
26 February 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"Three macabre tales of terror are featured in this frightful thriller hosted by the incomparable 'Mr. D' (Lon Chaney Jr.). A psychotic photographer is faced with a beauty that haunts his pictures and dreams in one tale. A scientist becomes obsessed with a frozen 'Ice Princess' that leads to an unfortunate ending in another tale. Finally, a man fears his own death after a visit with a fortuneteller in the last of these horrifying stories," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Although possessing three individual stories, "The Devil's Messenger" does have a unifying plot strand, featuring the character portrayed by Karen Kadler ("Satanya"). She has committed suicide, and is sent back to Earth, by Lon Chaney Jr. (as Satan), on various missions. Other than that, the stories don't have much to do with each other. Unfortunately, Mr. Chaney is an uninteresting devil. The first story, featuring John Crawford (as Donald Powell) is the best, with good photography and "A Most Unusual Camera" (Twilight Zone) worthy plot.

*** The Devil's Messenger (1961) Herbert L. Strock ~ Karen Kadler, John Crawford, Lon Chaney Jr.


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