The Devil Rides Out (1968)
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Adapted by Richard Matheson from a novel by Dennis Wheatley, The Devil Rides Out admirably adopts a restrained approach to its horrific material. Christopher Lee plays a French nobleman, Duc De Richeleau, who is worried sick over the bizarre behavior of his friend Simon (Patrick Mower). Richeleau has every reason to be concerned: unless drastic measures are taken, Simon will lose his soul to Satan within three days. Two black masses are performed (one a bizarre Felliniesque orgy), but neither
Jan 1, 1968 Wide
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Fisher's direction makes one of the Satanic orgies a production highspot, aided by some frenzied choreography by David Toguri and apt mood music.
Over the years, this film's reputation has grown enormously, and its cult status must be as high as any horror movie.
With Fisher, arguably the auteur of Hammer Studios, behind the camera, and one of its top stars in front of it, the film works on all levels and truly earns its reputation as a classic of British horror.
[This] is one of the last fine examples of the classic Hammer Horror style.
It all sounds silly, but it is directed with a style and flair that create a creepy mood.
A curiously self-serious film, almost a message picture about black magic, albeit with great puffs of smoke, a giant spider, and a man in a goat costume
I can't recall Christopher Lee being more animated and more enjoyable to watch.
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