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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Devil Commands (1941)

Ho-hum.  That's about all I can say about this 1940's supernatural tale where Dr. Julian Blair becomes obsessed with trying to communicate with his dead wife.  Boris Karloff plays the good doctor and does a solid job with the role.  However, I just couldn't get excited about this one.  There are no surprises and you know where it's headed every step of the way.
The directing is fine, the sets look good, the cinematography is pleasant.  All of this leads me to exclaim "So what?"  Maybe I was having an off night when I watched this but it's just O.K.  There are much better made 1940's horror films and far greater performances by Karloff.  I suggest you try those first.  This one is for Karloff fans only.
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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