5.7/10
115
7 user 17 critic

Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973)

R | | Horror | October 1973 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kook's Tour (1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After nearly 50 years of eye-poking and face-slapping, the Stooges decide to retire and tour the world with their dog, Moose. They start by touring America's national parks, however, with ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Maurer
Stars: Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Moe Howard
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle
Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth ad health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee
Deadly Hero (1975)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When disturbed cop Lacy rescues Sally, a beautiful cellist, from deranged killer Rabbit by shooting Rabbit in cold blood, he sets off a spark of publicity that brands him the city's hero.

Director: Ivan Nagy
Stars: Don Murray, Diahn Williams, James Earl Jones
Symptoms (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young woman is invited by her girlfriend, who lives in an English country mansion, to stay there with her. The estate, however, isn't quite what it seems--and neither is the friend who issued the invitation.

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Angela Pleasence, Peter Vaughan, Lorna Heilbron
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A man is mistaken by foreign agents for a defecting cosmonaut and must prove his identity while evading capture.

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Richard Deacon
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks
Punch Drunks (1934)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Breslow
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe work for an editor at a Boston wildlife conservation magazine. They make such a mess of the pressroom that their publisher gets rid of them by sending them out ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Maurer
Stars: Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Moe Howard
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A witch is put to death in Colonial America, leaving her husband and infant daughter behind. Seventeen years later, the daughter has grown up and stands to inherit money set up by her ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Nicole Eggert, David McCallum, Christopher Halsted
Blue Sunshine (1977)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?

Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hans arrives in a town near Amsterdam to write a story on the reclusive sculptor, Professor Val, who lives on an island in the old mill house the locals call the Mill of the Stone Women. ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Pierre Brice, Scilla Gabel, Wolfgang Preiss
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

acid | soul | death | magician | evil man | See All (17) »

Taglines:

He's a Specialist in His Field! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Death: Seeker of Souls  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The legendary Berry Gordy, who turned out to be one of the film's financiers, was allowed to direct one sequence. This would be one of the sequences where Dr. Death is trying to convince a spirit to enter the wife's body. 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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ambitious But Not Quite There
25 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Soap actor John Considine is a bit too pretty and lightweight for the title role, and it's quite surreal to see Moe Howard appear in the first act of the movie, but DOCTOR DEATH is actually an interesting little movie that might have been better. It's very, very much of its time -- not just in terms of the production design but also its treatment of the occult and of horror stories -- but they really try to do a big story on a little budget. And that's nearly always a respectable thing.

For me, one of the highlights of the film is the brief (and silent) appearance of Larry "Seymour" Vincent, the premier Los Angeles horror host of the 1970s. He is part of an amusing movie-within-the-movie that actually makes you wish that you could see *that* movie instead of the one you're actually watching (DOCTOR DEATH)!


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?