CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (1962)
(a.k.a. THE DOCTOR OF SEVEN DIALS)
Article #341 by Dave Sindelar
Posting date: 7-8-2002
Viewing date: 2-19-2002
A nineteenth century surgeon experiments with methods of anesthetizing patients, and ends up becoming an addict to his drugs.
This movie sat on the shelf for four years while arguments about the title, changes in management, and a change in the credits to take into account Christopher Lee’s rise to fame held the movie from release. Despite many horrific elements, it’s not a horror movie; it’s a drama in which the doctor pays a very high price to pursue his goal. Karloff is excellent, as usual, and Lee does extremely well in a very small part. The surgery scenes are quite harrowing in their way, but the movie is a little dull at times.