Devils of Darkness

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Devils of Darkness
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Directed by Lance Comfort
Produced byTom Blakeley
Written byLyn Fairhurst
Starring William Sylvester
Hubert Noël
Carole Gray
Tracy Reed
Music byBernie Fenton
Cinematography Frank Drake
Edited byJohn Trumper
Release date
  • April 1965 (1965-04)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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


It was the last feature film directed by Lance Comfort.


A group of vampires and satanic worshippers led by Count Sinistre 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 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 returns to England 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.



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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  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.