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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
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Anne
Peter Illing ...
Inspector Malin
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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 ...
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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Called from the Grave...To Follow a Mystic Cult of Evil See more »

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May 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daimones tou skotous  »

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Budget:

£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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Trivia

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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Grade Z at best.
25 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm at a loss as to how the actors were able to go through with this film with straight faces. However, two points of the film have some merit to them. The dance scene in the beginning was fabulous; in fact, it didn't fail to draw you into the movie, despite the bomb effect you are treated to after that. The only real acting that caught my eye was that of Karen, the love interest. She too came in at a time when you were about ready to give the whole thing up. Again, she had the quality of drawing you into the relationship that was being cultivated between the main characters. Other than that, it was more or less of a bad TV movie, guaranteed to give you a few good laughs.


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