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Devils of Darkness (1965)

Approved | | Horror | May 1965 (USA)
A secret vampire cult, which has its headquarters beneath the town cemetery, searches for victims for its human sacrifice rituals.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paul Baxter
Hubert Noël ...
Count Sinistre (as Hubert Noel)
Carole Gray ...
Tania
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Karen
Diana Decker ...
Madeleine
Rona Anderson ...
Anne
Peter Illing ...
Inspector Malin
Gerard Heinz ...
Bouvier
Brian Oulton ...
The Colonel
Walter Brown ...
Bruno
Eddie Byrne ...
Dr. Kelsey
Victor Brooks ...
Inspector Hardwick
Marie Burke ...
Old Gypsy Woman
Marianne Stone ...
The Duchess
Avril Angers ...
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Storyline

In a sleepy town in Britanny, Armond du Moliere, the Count Sinistre, and his Gypsy bride Tanya, vampires, control everything through a dark, bloody cult. English tourists disturb their cave coffins and must die, but Paul Baxter escapes and takes with him the count' golden bat talisman. To retrieve it and exact revenge, the whole cult follows to England, lusting for blood, a cover-up and new recruits, which also causes jealousy. Written by KGF Vissers

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He's a Vampire with a Cult Following. See more »

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May 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daimones tou skotous  »

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£110,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex) (uncredited)

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(Eastman Colour)

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1.85 : 1
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French inspector's name, Malin, is the french word ("le Malin") for Satan. See more »

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As two of the characters emerge from the ruins towards the end, one of the allegedly deceased flickers their eyes. See more »

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A Hammer knock-off
29 September 2007 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This is basically a Hammer Films knock-off, in terms of set decoration and production design. The result is a nice-looking movie with a muddled, incoherent story, weak acting, and limp direction. It's not exactly excruciating to sit through, but it's one of those films that makes you feel you could be doing something better with your time.

The plot is a mixture of vampire and devil worship, and although there are one or two good moments, there's not enough substance to make it particularly interesting.

If you're fond of campy/cheesy B-picture horror, you might want to give this one a look, but I wouldn't put it at the top of your list.


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