Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Lon Chaney Jr., Karen Kadler, Michael Hinn, Ralph Brown, John Crawford
Directors: Curt Siodmak, Herbert L. Strock
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Two Outta Three Ain't Good
Bindy Sue Fr°nkŘnschtein | under the rubble | 06/29/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Lon Chaney jr. plays the devil in this 3 part horror anthology. He gives one of his female lost souls a chance to be his assistant on earth. Her name is "Satanya" and she delivers various key items to the main characters in each story. The first one involves a psycho photographer, who takes a picture of a strange girl before murdering her. Let's just say that she is not happy! She haunts the man in a unique way. In the second story (the weakest of the three), a girl is found underground, frozen in ice. An anthropologist falls in love with her and kills one of his colleagues for trying to study her. He then defrosts his "girlfriend" and a strange surprise awaits him. The final story is about a man who dreams of being on a dark street and entering a door. His psychologist convinces him to actually visit the place. When he does, he runs into a fortune teller who tells him that she will kill him by midnight. This is the best of the trilogy, and has a cool twist ending. All in all a fair production. Lon is wasted in my opinion. He defintely had better days..."
Finally, Alpha Video improves quality
Michael W. Miller | Franklin, VA | 05/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is hard to resist the Alpha Video titles with their great cover art and low prices even after buying some of their early releases that were of such poor quality. However, the quality of their recent releases is improving dramatically. The Devil's Messenger fits into that category.The Devil's Messenger is actually just 3 episodes of an unreleased TV series filmed in Sweden called "13 Demon Street." Curt Siodmak wrote and directed the series but was unable to find a US distributer. No company ever wants to see their celluloid go to waste, so 3 of the best episodes of the series were linked together using Lon Chaney as the Devil to form the Devil's Messenger. A woman has committed suicide and meets up with the Devil (Chaney) at the gates of Hades. He offers her a deal if she will deliver 3 messages to the surface. This is how the three episodes are introduced. I won't spoil the stories. While this is no classic, it is nice to see Chaney and the transfer is quite good. Plus, you just can't beat the price and DVD cover art. I hope Alpha continues to release these obscure titles for genre fans."