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Frightfest 2017: ‘Demons Of The Mind’ Review: Dir. Peter Sykes

Demons of the Mind Review: Released in 1972 Demons of the Mind returns to the big screen at this years Frightfest.

Demons of the Mind Review

In 1972 legendary purveyors of British horror Hammer Film Productions were struggling to terrify audiences, so they began veering away from their established formula of cheap but chilling Gothic entertainment. Demons Of The Mind was part of this movement, with its warped tale of exploitation-infused bloodlust. It’s one of the more obscure entries in the studio’s back catalogue and maybe this is the reason the film is being re-released following a new restoration.

Emil (Shane Briant) and Elizabeth (Gillian Hills) are photogenic siblings who live with their father Zorn (the late Robert Hardy) in a stunning Gothic mansion. However the family line is riddled with a horrifying condition: “My loins are filled with a sore disease!” proclaims Hardy, indicating this may not be your typical Hammer fare.
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Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)

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Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Written by: Nathan Juran, James Kelley, Peter Miller

Cast: Kieron Moore, Hazel Court, Ian Hunter, Kenneth J. Warren

Mod DVDs are a boon to genre movie fans. Studios are releasing movies that wouldn't generate enough profits to make a wide release feasible, thus allowing fans to purchase films that might have remained in a vault forever. The cost is a bit of an issue (you can't wait for these titles to end up in a Walmart dump bin sale), but at least one can buy a decent quality DVD without resorting to bootleg copies.

That said, I doubt many horror fans were clamoring for Doctor Blood's Coffin, a recent addition to the MGM Limited Edition Collection. While the film does feature the lovely Hazel Court, its plodding story and lack of monster action dooms this 1961 British horror film to being little more than a decent time-waster you'd catch on television.
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