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Screen horror legend Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) stars in this chilling, suspenseful tale of communication from beyond the grave. A respected scientist (Karloff) experimenting with brain wave impulses loses his beloved wife in an auto accident. Overwhelmed by grief, he attempts to record his deceased wife's brain patterns. When his experiment registers her brain activity, he frantically escalates his research. Enlisting the aide of a scheming clairvoyant, he resorts to desperate measures, even grave robbing and using the corpses as human radio tubes, to facilitate contact with hiswife. As the bodies pile up and townsfolk close in, will the mad doctor finally break through to the other side? THE DEVIL COMMANDS, from acclaimed director Edward Dmytryk (The Caine Mutiny, The End ofthe Affair) is a supernatural shocker that expertly blends sci-fi and horror.
This is a really strange movie. It's one of a series of Karloff movies where he plays a mad scientist trying to cure a disease or raise the dead, where things predictably go wrong. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Seattle David
One of Karloff's mad scientist who is trying to do good but things go wrong movie. He's a scientist that has a machine to read people's minds.
Someone dies while using it. Read more
I purchased this as a gift. My giftee was very happy with this DVD. He had been looking for this for some time and was delighted I had found it for him.Published 8 months ago by RUTHANN DANIELS
Wonderfully acted. Karlof at his usual morbidly best in this mix of horror and film noir. B&W film classic with a dash of campy savour fare.Published 10 months ago by Mike Craig bodine
As an avid movie buff, especially when it comes to classic films like this one, this is a definite welcome to my large and growing home library collection. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Wa2oosy
The Devil Commands: This is a superbly directed suspense thriller/pyschological drama with
science fiction overtones and a paranormal framework. Read more
Thanks to Edward Dmytryk's atmospheric direction and some truly chilling moments, "The Devil Commands" (1941) represents the best of Boris Karloff's "Mad Doctor" series. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by Scott T. Rivers
Stumbled on this movie as an adult and it truly gave me the chills. Not even a modern movie has grabbed me like this. Perhaps its in its plausibility. Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by Cinophile
So it was about 1960,and I was just a 10-year-old boy growing up in Houston,Texas...
and watching a local weekend TV show called "The MidNite Zone" [sic] which featured... Read more