The Sorcerers
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Made by the then 23-year-old director Michael Reeves, who died after making only one more movie, the notable Witchfinder General (1968), this is an unusual horror film concerning an elderly couple who conduct experiments with mind control, hoping to experience the lost excitements of youth through their subject, a young man whom they have persuaded to become a guinea-pig in the name of science. Once the process has begun however, a conflict ensues between the couple, the woman urging their subject to commit crimes in the pursuit of even greater thrills against the wishes of her husband, which… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A gem that has gone under the radar and deserves more attention."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Sorcerers interrogates the swinging sixties morality of 'pleasure with no consequences', prefiguring the way the hippy dream turned sour at the end of the decade."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"Karloff's mind-control process is analogous to cinema itself: an experience that allows people to embrace second-hand sensation, 'to do things' vicariously -- the more brutal and shocking the better, as in the case of some horror movies."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The basic concept is ludicrous, but the execution is terrific."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Michael Reeves's heady excoriation of voyeurism"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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