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The Devil Rides Out (1968)

 -  Horror  -  20 July 1968 (UK)
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In the countryside of England, the Duc de Richleau a.k.a Nicholas welcomes his old friend Rex Van Ryn that has flown to meet him and Simon Aron, who is the son of an old friend of them that... See full summary »

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In the countryside of England, the Duc de Richleau a.k.a Nicholas welcomes his old friend Rex Van Ryn that has flown to meet him and Simon Aron, who is the son of an old friend of them that had passed away but charged them the task of watching the youngster. Nicholas and Rex unexpectedly visit Simon that is receiving twelve mysterious friends. Sooner Nicholas, who is proficient in black magic, learns that the guests are member of a satanic cult and Simon and his friend Tanith Carlisle will be baptized by the powerful leader Mocata to serve the devil. The two friends abduct Simon and Tanith expecting to save their souls but Mocata summons the Angel of Death and the Goat of Mendes to help him in a battle between the good and the forces of evil. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The beauty of woman . . . the demon of darkness . . . the unholy union of "The Devil's Bride"

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The movie's US title was changed to "The Devil's Bride" because its original title made it sound much too much like a Western. See more »

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When Rex arrives at the forest to witness the Black Mass, it is almost totally dark. Later in the evening when he phones de Richleau, however, the view outside de Richleau's window shows it is broad daylight. See more »

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Marie Eaton: [watching Mocata prepare to sacrifice her daughter, Peggy] Those words you said before, say them again.
Duc de Richleau: [helplessly] I cannot!
Marie Eaton: [urgently] You must! My baby is going to die if you don't. You must speak those words again.
Mocata: [carrying on with the ritual] The bride of chaos.
[coven repeats]
Mocata: The rider upon the beast.
[coven repeats]
Mocata: With this knife, do I draw out the blood, which is thy life.
Marie Eaton: [possessed by the spirit of Tanith] Only they who love without desire, shall have power granted them in their darkest...
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The devil rides out
6 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Devil Rides Out (1968) The Devil Rides Out is one of the most beautiful color films from 1960s Europe. An impeccable series of images has been welded together here by assured hands with all the confidence of the builders of a new church. This is a stained-glass window – made to honor the god of cinema.

Because it is also a Hammer Film Production, there is much here for the not-so-aesthetically inclined. Fast cars, a black mass, giant spiders: A Wimsey novel for the horror fan. The Dennis Wheatley novel that inspired it is a hymn to social snobbery and political reaction, but the movie throws the offal of the novel away; from the bare superstructure of plot comes an infernal pageant of crises.

Christopher Lee is very strong here, as he is in The Wicker Man; we see the often-typecast man exploring a character of wit and determination. Lee's Dracula is usually all guile and glowering insolence; here Lee's Duc DE Richleau is the lordly savior the British Empire always dreamed it could produce.

The Devil Rides Out doesn't have any points to make. This makes its point about the false consciousness bred by all religion all the more powerful.


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