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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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Paul Baxter
Hubert Noël ...
Count Sinistre (as Hubert Noel)
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Tania
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Karen
Diana Decker ...
Madeleine
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Inspector Malin
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Bouvier
Brian Oulton ...
The Colonel
Walter Brown ...
Bruno
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Dr. Kelsey
Victor Brooks ...
Inspector Hardwick
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Old Gypsy Woman
Marianne Stone ...
The Duchess
Avril Angers ...
Midge
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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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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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Underrated little film
18 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie immensely. I had wanted to see it since I was a kid having read about it in SHRIEK! a short lived British horror movie mag.

so, 35 years later I finally get to see it and I was not disappointed. It's not a great film, but it certainly shines above many of the horror films that were churned out during the same era (a la Blood of the Vampire 1958). The atmosphere and mood of the film is just right.

The only truly annoying thing about the film to me was the beatnik-style music.

Yes, it is a Hammer knockoff, but it was one of the better ones. (Even the later Hammer films were "Hammer knockoffs.")

I say give it a chance! If you don't you will not know what you are missing.


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