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Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973)

R  |   |  Horror  |  October 1973 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Death
Barry Coe ...
Fred Saunders
Cheryl Miller ...
Stewart Moss ...
Greg Vaughn
Jo Morrow ...
Laura Saunders
Florence Marly ...
Sivi Aberg ...
Jim Boles ...
Caretaker Franz
Athena Lorde ...
Volunteer in the Audience
Robert Ball ...
Old Wizard
Patrick Dennis-Leigh ...
Old Man
Lin Henson ...
TV Watcher
Anna Bernard ...
Girl in Phone Booth


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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October 1973 (USA)  »

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Star John Considine wore the black cape to his audition. See more »


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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If you're a 1970s "Horror Kid" like me--you'll LOVE IT !
24 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are like me and grew up in the 1970s watching horror movies and Creature Features on TV you will love this movie! This was "lost" for years, never played on TV and barely got released to theaters. Odd because this was released by Cinerama (Bing Crosby owned this company --and they released other movies like "Willard" ) so it should have been more well known than it was. I won't tread through the plot again, but if this movie had big name stars and a big budget it would play like a classic Hollywood horror movie from the 1940s or 1950s. It's clear that the director loves the horror/thriller genre and it shows. I expected this to be like an average A.I.P. "Count Yorga" movie--but "Doctor Death" is a notch above. The photography, music, lighting, sets, acting and pacing are above your average 1970s pot-boiler. Remember Warren Publications ? They did the Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella magazines in the 1960s and 1970s. This movie looks exactly like one of their magazines made flesh by cinema. I actually cheered and applauded at some of the scenes in this movie and would LOVE to see this in a theater full of horror fans. The DVD has a amusing commentary track by "Doctor Death" himself and a moderator that is a true horror buff --so this guy asks all the right questions about the history and background of the film. Just perfect. "Doctor Death" is not as scary as say "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things" , but is wildly colorful and fun!

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