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The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

The Brotherhood of Satan




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A small town is plagued by a series of murders -- 26 in all! The village elders would like to call for help, but all links to the outside world have been severed. Can a local coven of witches and devil worshippers be responsible? Brotherhood of Satan was produced by character actors L.Q. Jones and Alvy Moore as sort of a warmup for their more celebrated A Boy and His Dog. Horror-film habitues Strother Martin and Ahna Capri are among the cast members.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: L.Q. Jones, William Welch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2002
Sony Pictures Entertainment


L.Q. Jones
as Sheriff
Joyce Easton
as Mildred Meadows
Debi Storm
as Billie Joe
Helene Winston
as Dame Alice
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Critic Reviews for The Brotherhood of Satan

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Nonsensical, creepy satanic supernatural thriller.

Full Review… | April 1, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Just about what you'd expect from a movie with this title.

November 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I guess if you've seen one "Midwest town overtaken by maniacal senior-citizen Satan worshippers" flick, you've seen 'em all.

Full Review… | September 18, 2002

August 10, 2005

January 15, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Brotherhood of Satan

A dreadful horror movie that seems completely incapable of being any scary, which can be blamed on how awfully edited and directed it is, with scenes that get stretched much beyond what we can take - and it does not help that the lame plot is so nonsensical.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

"The Brotherhood of Satan" starts off really well, like Antonioni gone horror. Lots of silence and lengthy tracking shots about nothing, and the script perversely takes 20-25 minutes before any of the situation begins to make sense. But then the story turns into a fairly standard Satanic-coven flick, and is nothing to get excited about.

If you made a pie chart for this film based on how much the actors get a chance to ham it up and flash their chops, it would be 98% for Strother Martin and 2% for everyone else.

I didn't realize this until after the film was over, but the main little girl is played by Geri Reischl, who later became the "substitute Jan" when the Brady Bunch attempted their infamous musical-variety series. Surely, Satan played a role in getting that show on the air.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer


I really liked this movie! Especially once it began to establish its plot and motives! The first 15 min or so I wasnt quite sure where it was goin specifically but once things started to fall into place around the 25 min mark or so, I really began enjoying this movie more and more! Many creepy, uncomfortable, evil moments!

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