The Devil’s Messenger (1961)

Sweden, USA,
35mm film, black and white
mono, Swedish

A Swedish horror film directed by Herbert L. Strock. It was edited from several episodes of 13 Demon Street (1960) with newly shot footage of Lon Chaney as Satan.


Director: Herbert L. Strock
Produced by: Gustaf Unger
Production Manager: Jack Shnell, Lars Werner [real name: Lasse Werner]
Script: Leo Guild, Dory Langdon [real name: Dory Previn], Curt Siodmak
Directors of Photography: William G. Troiano, Max Wilén
Editors: Carl-Olov Skeppstedt, Lennart Wallén
Music: Lennart Fors, Alfred Gwynn
Sound: Olle Bohlin, Lennart Svensson
Costume Designer: Margaret Sahlen
Production Designer: Robert J. Herts
Locations: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Studio Facilities: AB Nordisk Tonfilm

Lon Chaney Jr (Satan)
Karen Kadler (Satanya)
Michael Hinn (John Radian)
John Crawford (Donald Powell)
Ralph Brown
Inga Botorp
Eve Hossner
Edward Maze
Frank Taylor
Sara Harts
Jason Lindsay
Lennart Melin
Tor Steen
Gordon Adler
Ann Catrine Widlund
Gunnel Broström
Chalmers Goodlin
Gita Alm [real name: Birgitta Alm]
Len Cooper
Bert Johnson

Alternative Titles

La mensajera del diablo – Venezuela
La messaggera del diavolo – Italy

Includes extracts from
13 Demon Street (1960)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.4 p.4
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.5 p.4
  • Castle of Frankenstein 1967 Annual p.38


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  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.104
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.96
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.56
  • by Walt Lee p.99 – credits
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