Coincidentally, Doctor Death is also the name of Judge David Johnson's orthopedic surgeon.
He's a specialist in his field!
And his field is terror!!!!
Facts of the Case
Fred just lost his wife and there's no way he can handle the grief. He's desperate to bring her back from the grave, no matter what. He tries psychics, séances, and even demands the cemetery gravedigger keep her crypt unlocked (for whatever creepy reason, the less we know about that the better). Surprisingly, none of it works.
Then he meets Doctor Death (John Considine), a charismatic showman with awesome eyebrows who has mastered the ability to transfer souls from living people into corpses. Needless to say this appeals to Fred, who we've already established has some serious coping issues. But this business deal may not be what Fred bargained for. Huh. Turns out a guy named "Doctor Death" that sucks out souls is a shifty character
Not so sure about this one. John Considine is pretty awesome and the soul-sucking gimmick is halfway interesting, but this movie just can't escape its pervasive insipidness. For example:
Fred is nuts
Fred is cool with the fact that Doctor Death is a mass murderer
Even if the soul transfer works, what's the upside?
The special effects are…special
The DVD: a very nice looking 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer; Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary with John Considine; and interviews with Considine and (for some reason) his son.
One masterful, scenery-chewing performance and lots of stupidity. That's Doctor Death.
It's a guilty pleasure, but still guilty.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: Scorpion Releasing
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