The Sorcerers
The Sorcerers (1967)

A well-meaning and gentle inventor creates a machine capable of allowing one person to completely control the mind of another, but before he can market it, he must test it. A volunteer comes forth and the experiment begins. All goes well… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1967
DVD Release Date: September 1, 2003
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Variety Staff

Boris Karloff brings his familiar adroit horror touch to the role of an aging somewhat nutty ex-stage mesmerist who aims to complete his experiments by dominating the brain of a young subject.

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MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin

It is the overall effect that impresses rather than any individual scene or composition, but the "psychedelic experience" is particularly well done, with the victim's face literally disintegrating in blobs of colour.

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Fernando F. Croce

Michael Reeves's heady excoriation of voyeurism

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Lizzie Francke
Time Out

As the Monserrats play audience to their victims' living scenarios, which the couple write to their own perverse specifications, this psychedelic horror film deals with the apparatus of cinema, and it still puts the mind in a spin.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A gem that has gone under the radar and deserves more attention.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

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.

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TV Guide

A subtly menacing film given the proper atmosphere by the mere appearance of Karloff.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The basic concept is ludicrous, but the execution is terrific.

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Emily B.
An entertaining 60s British horror set in swinging London. Boris Karloff, in one of his last roles, plays Professor Montserrat who has developed a new… More