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Writers:
Michael Reeves (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
November 1967 (USA) See more »
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Boris Karloff He Turns Them On...He Turns Them Off...to live...love...die or KILL!
Plot:
The great hypnotist Professor Montserrat has developed a technique for controlling the minds, and sharing the sensations... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A dark and interesting low budget thriller. See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Boris Karloff ... Prof. Marcus Monserrat
Catherine Lacey ... Estelle Monserrat
Elizabeth Ercy ... Nicole

Ian Ogilvy ... Mike Roscoe
Victor Henry ... Alan
Sally Sheridan ... Laura Ladd (as Dani Sheridan)
Alf Joint ... Ron, the mechanic
Meier Tzelniker ... The Jewish Baker
Gerald Campion ... Customer in China Shop

Susan George ... Audrey Woods
Ivor Dean ... Insp. Matalon
Peter Fraser ... Detective George
Martin Terry ... Tobacconist
Bill Barnsley ... Constable in Fur Store
Maureen Booth ... Dancer (as Maureen Boothe)
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Toni Daly ... Vocalist (uncredited)
Arnold L. Miller ... Taxi driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Reeves 
 
Writing credits
Michael Reeves (screenplay) and
Tom Baker (screenplay)

John Burke (idea)

Produced by
Patrick Curtis .... producer
Arnold L. Miller .... executive producer
Tony Tenser .... producer
Michael Reeves .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Ferris 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley A. Long (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan Michie 
David Woodward 
Ralph Sheldon (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist (as Geoff Rodway)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Wilkinson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack Palmer .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ken Osborne .... sound mixer
Mike Payne .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Corcoran .... gaffer
Don Lord .... camera assistant
John Mantell .... camera operator
Gordon Thornton .... camera assistant
 
Music Department
Paul Ferris .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sheila Miller .... production secretary
Doreen Soan .... continuity
 

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86 min
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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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Certification:
Iceland:16 | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2002) (2003) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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In the scene with exploding car, the fire apparently got so out of control that the real police and fire brigade were on their way. The film crew had to get the shot and leave in a hurry, as they had not obtained any permission from anyone to shoot the scene.See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A dark and interesting low budget thriller., 21 October 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

I was really impressed with Michael Reeves' third (and final, he overdosed shortly thereafter, still only in his mid-20s) film 'Witchfinder-General' so I was really curious to see his previous effort 'The Sorcerers'. It was made on a considerable smaller budget, but it has an interesting concept, good acting and is pretty dark in tone. Horror legend Karloff plays an elderly scientist who has invented a technique which enables his wife (Catherine Lacey) and himself to experience the thoughts and emotions of a young man (Reeves regular Ian Ogilvy). Ogilivy doesn't know they are doing this and eventually loses control of his mind and body after there is a battle of wills between the old couple who are vicariously living through him. The three leads all put in strong performances, and there is a cool swinging 60s background which makes this one a real rough diamond. And keep an eye out for an early appearance by 70s sex symbol Susan George ('Straw Dogs', 'Dirty Mary Crazy Larry'). Recommended to all fans of 60s horror.

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