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Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973)

R | | Horror | October 1973 (USA)
An evil immortal magician on a killing spree targets one specific couple in an attempt to prolong his life through soul transference.

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Dr. Death
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Fred Saunders
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Sandy
Stewart Moss ...
Greg Vaughn
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Thor
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Laura Saunders
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Tana
Sivi Aberg ...
Venus
Jim Boles ...
Caretaker Franz
Athena Lorde ...
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Volunteer in the Audience
Robert Ball ...
Old Wizard
Patrick Dennis-Leigh ...
Old Man
Lin Henson ...
TV Watcher
Anna Bernard ...
Girl in Phone Booth
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John Considine plays the flamboyant Dr. Death, a thousand-year-old magician who has mastered he art of transferring souls from one body to another and thereby manages to perpetuate himself by jumping from one body to the next. Apparently the Doc is a kindred spirit since his blood is a highly-corrosive acid that can strip flesh from bone. Written by Ørnås

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The film had a 12 day shooting schedule. See more »

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About 52 minutes into: A knife was thrown to the side of Tana's right chin. In the next closeup shot, the knife is gone. Then it reappears when the second knife hit her breast. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Death: Now, would you listen to see if there is any heartbeat?
Volunteer in the Audience: Oh, why, certainly!
[Dr. Death holds out a stethoscope, but the volunteer instead puts his ear directly against the dead girl's chest]
Volunteer in the Audience: She's dead, all right. I couldn't feel - uh, I couldn't hear a thing.
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Weird but worth a look!
26 November 2000 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

Dr.Death is an offbeat horror film about a man who visits a strange doctor in hopes that the latter can bring his dead wife back to life. Of course, things don't go as planned. The film has that early 70s, eerie, anything-can-happen feel and the actors, though not household names, are quite good. There are some truly unnerving moments and a surprise appearance by Moe from the 3 Stooges in a bit role, filmed shortly before his death. The film starts to lose it's strength as it nears the end but it's still a memorable experience.


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