Devils of Darkness

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Devils of Darkness
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Directed by Lance Comfort
Written byLyn Fairhurst
Produced byTom Blakeley
Starring William Sylvester
Hubert Noël
Carole Gray
Tracy Reed
Cinematography Frank Drake
Edited byJohn Trumper
Music byBernie Fenton
Production
company
Planet Film Distributors
Distributed byPlanet Film Distributors
Release date
  • September 1965 (1965-09)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Devils of Darkness is a 1965 British horror film directed by Lance Comfort and starring William Sylvester, Hubert Noël and Carole Gray. [1] [2]

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It was the last feature film directed by Lance Comfort.

Plot

A group of vampires and satanic worshippers led by Count Sinistre (who earlier in the film has claimed Tania, a local gypsy woman as his companion, seek fresh victims in a small town in Brittany inhabited by gypsies. Baxter is on holiday with a group of friends in the town. Count Sinistre returns with Tania after being accidentally resurrected to terrorise the townspeople on All Soul's Night, and murders three of Baxter's friends. Baxter, initially sceptical of the supernatural nature of the town, becomes suspicious and stays in town with a talisman belonging to Sinistre taken from the scene of one of the murders. Sinistre pursues Baxter in an attempt to recover the talisman and murders Baxter's acquaintances along the way.

Cast

Reception

Author and film critic Leonard Maltin awarded the film two out of four stars, calling it "Intelligent, with great use of color, but flat, slow, and ultimately trivial." [3]

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References

  1. Devils of Darkness. Film & TV Database. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  2. John Hamilton, The British Independent Horror Film 1951-70 Hemlock Books 2013 p 145-147
  3. Leonard Maltin; Spencer Green; Rob Edelman (January 2010). Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide. Plume. p. 163. ISBN   978-0-452-29577-3.