The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Director: Terence Fisher
Main Stars: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi, Rosalyn Landor, Leon Greene
Storyline: Two young men stumble upon a cult of devil worshipers.
Review (Spoils): Duc de Richleau (Christopher Lee) and Rex Van Ryn (Leon Greene) get invited to a mansion for a party. When at the party they stumble across a pentagram on the floor and some chickens in a box. We learn that the inviter Nicholas is proficient in black magic. We learn that the guests get escorted out as the members are having a private meeting (hmmm wonder what this about). Anyways the whole rouse is controlled by a Mocata (Charles Gray) who is trying to resurrect the devil.
We have lots of camera focus on eyes, a dude with some crazy white eyes, a crossed eyed old lady, some smoke, some goats and chickens, cross throwing and of course a great costume of the great devil himself. Basically it is duel of Duc de Richleau against the cult but man the devil costume rocked! Acting was well done both by Christopher Lee and Charles Gray.
Rating: This is a classic horror film and it has a Hammer feel to it. When have clips of the devil on the rock in an Iron Maiden video you know you did something right. The movie can have some slow parts but you can see where some of the ideas of Rosemary’s Baby came from or vice versa as it was the same year. Grab some beers, raise your horns and drink to the hairy goat devil!!!!!