Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973)

USA,
89m
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Eddie Saeta.

Plot Summary

Doctor Death is an immortal magician who targets a young couple while searching for a new body for his soul to inhabit.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Eddie Saeta
© MCMLXXIII [1973] by DD Productions
A Freedom Arts Pictures Corporation production
Produced by: Eddie Saeta
Associate Producer: Sal Ponti
Written by: Sal Ponti
Directors of Photography: Kent Wakeford, Emil Oster
Edited by: Tony DiMarco
Music Composed and Conducted by: Richard LaSalle
Sound Recording: George Maly, Gordon Day
Costumes: Tom Dawson
Makeup Supervisor: Siegfried Geike
Opticals: Van Der Veer Photo EFX
Art Director: Ed Graves
Filmed at the Aldrich Studios, Hollywood, U.S.A.

Cast
John Considine (Doctor Death)
Barry Coe (Fred Saunders)
Cheryl Miller (Sandy)
Stewart Moss (Greg Vaughn)
Leon Askin (Thor)
Florence Marly (Tana)
Jo Morrow (Laura Saunders)
Sivi Aberg (Venus)
Jim Boles (caretaker Franz)
Athena Lorde (spiritualist)
Moe Howard (volunteer)
Robert Ball (old wizard)
Patrick Dennis-Leigh (old man in society)
Lin Henson (T.V. watcher)
Anna Bernard (girl in phone booth)
Barbara Boles (Alice)
Pierre Gonneau (Harry)
Larry Rogers (young man in park)
Denise Denise (girl with flat tire)
Eric Boles (man at seance)
Jeffrey Herman (man wanting new body)
Leon Williams (man to arrange seance)
Larry “Seymour” Vincent (the strangler)

References

Periodicals

  • Cinema TV Today no.10107 (2 November 1974) p.14 – credits, review
  • Fangoria no.292 (April 2010) p.56 – illustrated DVD review (Dr. Cyclops' Dungeon of Discs by Tom Weaver)
  • Films and Filming vol.21 no.3 (December 1974) p.42 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.221 no.45 (23 June 1972) p.16 – credits
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.41 no.490 (November 1974) p.249 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Variety 14 November 1973 p.16 – credits, review

Books

  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig pp.129-130
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.273 – illustrated credits, review
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.237
  • Film Review 1975-76 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p.167
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.100 – credits
  • by Walt Lee p.104 – credits