The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Brotherhood of Satan1971

The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)




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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.

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

All Critics (6)

Nonsensical, creepy satanic supernatural thriller.

April 1, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

November 24, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Brotherhood suffers from being derivative and also for substituting shock for suspense. As a film of horror and suspense this one is only fair at best.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

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

September 18, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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"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

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