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Race with the Devil Reviews

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puffchunk
Super Reviewer
December 2, 2007
The ridiculousness of this movie made it great.
FilmFanatik
Super Reviewer
½ April 12, 2010
Not quite the insane road rage flick I was expecting to see, but still entertaining.
Super Reviewer
½ March 19, 2008
This movie just feels inconsequential. It is mentally tiring to try and come up with anything to say about this movie other than there's a few cool shots, it's a very standard 'went down the wrong road story', and I think it has got some tense moments, but overall it's nothing impressive. Some dirtbikes, devil-worshippers, dog-killers, and dirty cops collide in a big "car fight" at the conclusion, and several other times during the movie. So there's cool stuff, but it just doesn't come together to make a significant piece.
kpn666
Super Reviewer
January 2, 2008
Another 70's flick with a unique and totally whacked concept which leaves you highly entertained. This is a great thriller with a psychotic ending which you would never guess!

The two icons, Fonda and Oates and their wives witness a Satanic ritual when on holiday driving through a small county, and pretty soon the Cultists are violently pursuing them until they are focred to fight back just as viciously.

A great road movie, and can be a bit chilling at times! Some great scenes.
garyX
Super Reviewer
April 4, 2007
Amusingly ridiculous horror that sees an RV full of middle class yuppies terrorized by a satanic cult in Texas. Kind of a cross between Duel, The Wicker Man and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it's very dated and silly, which is the main reason why it entertains!
Super Reviewer
March 25, 2014
There isn't actually any racing until the last ten minutes and by then it's not enough to wake you back up.
John2223
Super Reviewer
September 26, 2010
"Race With the Devil" is not a classic movie perhaps, but a decent little slow budget satanic thriller from the 70's with some very tense moments and a few spectacular car chases.
½ August 26, 2008
Cool 70s flick with two of the biggest drive-in stars of the time: Peter Fonda and Warren Oates. Very pulp-ish story with the two on vacation with their wives and then running for their lives after witnessing a satanic cult sacrifice a woman in the woods. Crazy shit.
½ February 8, 2011
Gave this a re-watch recently, holds up really well and achieves a nice little paranoid vibe during its running time, even if it does end with something of a whimper rather than an actual climax.

Two couples run afoul of Satanists while camping, then spend the next few days on the run in their RV as everyone around them becomes suspect in their motivations, including the police.

Fun film, well worth a rental.
April 11, 2010
Everything you need in a movie. A satanic cult, high speed chases, hot bitches and Peter Fonda (a hot bitch as well). Very original film for being a high budget mid-70's horror film, seems like it could have been played at the grindhouse theatre run or in mainstream theatres. either way give it an Oscar!
½ August 13, 2008
Race With The Devil is the perfect drive-in movie. It's got action, car chases, scares, romance...just everything! It was much better than I expected, and actually kind of scary. Overall a good horror movie.
½ November 1, 2007
Holy crap this movie was slow, but holy crap the ending totally made up for it! It spent way too much time trying to create a supposed "atmosphere" when really it was just padding out a concept that you can't do at 90 minutes for a low budget. Definitely one of Starret's better films, too. It feels, however, very flat and dull until the two final chases. Moreso than Jack's other films, really. As if there's just a plodding pace until finally the snake attack occurs and the film kicks into speedy gear. But, it's worth seeing for grindhouse/exploitation completists! !
June 13, 2008
Creepy 70s horror flick involving two couples that witness a ritual sacrifice and end up being chased by what appears to be a vast Satanic cult. There are some genuinely unsettling moments and some kick-ass 70s car chases. A drive-in classic!
July 30, 2007
Warren Oats, Peter Fonda, the chick from MASH, satanists, A motorhome and a shotgun. If you need convincing beyond that you've got some catching up to do. Kind of a white trash Mad Max with a satanic twist and awesomer sunglasses.
June 25, 2007
How could a movie about satanic cults, motorbikes, and Warren Oates be this disappointing? While I enjoyed (and concurred with) the thesis that everyone living in the rural area between San Antonio and Amarillo Texas is a bloodthirsty satan worshipper, I really needed more action. After all, one should never have time to stop and ponder the motives of the guy in the death mask or the strategic reasoning of the long suffering band of protagonists. Not in a movie like this. While Warren Oates is usually able to elevate any material into the realm of the awesome, he seems to just begrudgingly walk through this one. Maybe it's because his buddy, writer/director Lee Frost, was yanked from the picture a week into production and Oates' loyalty kept him from really performing. I'm gonna give him the benefit of the doubt, and give the movie 2 stars in his memory. You're a good friend, Warren Oates.
December 2, 2006
I had my dad buy this DVD for me on a whim when I saw it for $9.99 at Circuit City. I actually really like it so I'm glad.
½ February 7, 2015
The suspense and violence are great, but the movie runs so slowly and needed to hurry along. It provided okay acting from Warren Oates and Peter Fonda with a good ending, but I couldn't get over how long it took between one action scene to the next with all the boring dialog at times.
September 7, 2014
A truly good horror movie. (This one truly gets going!) A must see!
½ July 12, 2014
Best friends Roger (Peter Fonda) and Frank (Warren Oates) set out on a vacation trip from Texas to Colorado with their old ladies (Lara Parker and Loretta Swit, respectively) in a sate-of-the-art RV. Along the way they witness a ritual sacrifice in the backwoods of West Texas and are pursued by the satanic cultists responsible. Escape becomes more and more hopeless as seemingly everyone they encounter is somehow in on the murder and want our heroes dead. It's mindless entertainment, but it's expertly photographed and contains some truly impressive stunt work; clearly this film paved the way for the Mad Max films. The cast are engaging enough and there are a couple of genuine shocks along the way, including a twist ending that actually works, but don't expect any substance. This is an action-horror film created for the drive-in market, where insight into the human condition is at best a tertiary concern. Pretty neato, if you're into these kinds of films.
July 6, 2014
Não existem explicações aparentes para toda a merda que acontece em "Race with the devil", mas quem precisa de explicações quando tem Warren Oates, Peter Fonda e duas playmates, dentro de uma caravana, a fugir de uma América transformada num gigante culto satânico?
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