The Devil's Messenger

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The Devil's Messenger
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Directed byHerbert L. Strock
Produced byKenneth Herts, Gustaf Unger
Written byLeo Guild
StarringLon Chaney Jr.
Karen Kadler
Michael Hinn
John Crawford
Ralph Brown
Inga Botorp
Music byAlfred Gwynn
CinematographyWilliam G. Troiano
Edited byCarl-Olov Skeppstedt
Lennart Wallén
Distributed byHerts-Lion International Corp.
Release date
  • 1961 (1961)
Running time
72 minutes
CountrySweden
United States
LanguageEnglish

The Devil's Messenger is a 1961 anthology horror film combining 3 episodes of the 1959 B&W Swedish television series 13 Demon Street (which was never broadcast in the USA) with some new scenes featuring Lon Chaney Jr., Karen Kadler and John Crawford. This "feature version" of the series is the closest the U.S. came to seeing the TV series in the U.S. (although the entire series is now available on DVD in the territory).

The film includes stories about a 50,000-year-old woman found frozen in an ice field, a man's death foretold in dreams, and Satan's plans to blow up the Earth with atomic weapons.

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  • Lon Chaney Jr. as Satan (as Lon Chaney)
  • Karen Kadler as Satanya
  • Michael Hinn as John Radian
  • Ralph Brown as Charlie (archive footage)
  • John Crawford as Donald Powell (archive footage)
  • Bert Johnson as (archive footage)
  • Frank Taylor as Dr. Ben Seastrom (archive footage) (as Bert Johnson)
  • Chalmers Goodlin as Dr. Hume (archive footage)
  • Gunnel Broström as Madame Germaine (archive footage) (as Gunnel Brostrom)
  • Sara Harts as Angelica - Frozen Girl (archive footage) (as Tammy Newmara)
  • Jan Blomberg as J. D. Younger
  • Inga Botorp as Dixie (archive footage) (as Ingrid Bedoya)
  • Eve Hossner as Girl in Photograph (archive footage)

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