MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,717 this week

The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

GP  -  Horror  -  6 August 1971 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 853 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 36 critic

A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

Director:

Writers:

, (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 24 Sep 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Brotherhood of Satan.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle
Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Professor (Leroy) and his men are captured by U.S. agents during an attempted train robbery. To avoid jail, they must kidnap a Latin dictator. The film is filled with cool sci-fi ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Vicario
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Rossana Podestà, Gastone Moschin
Hécate (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Daniel Schmid
Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Lauren Hutton, Jean Bouise
Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie 1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ann Jillian, Thomas Byrd
Blood Sabbath (1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A coven of witches captures a young man traveling through the woods. He gets involved in a power struggle between a beautiful witch and the evil queen who heads the coven.

Director: Brianne Murphy
Stars: Anthony Geary, Susan Damante, Sam Gilman
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

He has a taste for beautiful women.

Director: Joe Valenti
Stars: Keith Collins, Geri Reischl, Brandon Ruckdashel
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins
Skullduggery (1983)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Simply, Adam is a man who happens to come from a long line of men cursed. He succumbs to the curse, and basically goes on a killing spree.

Director: Ota Richter
Stars: David Calderisi, Wendy Crewson, Thom Haverstock
Zig Zag (1970)
Certificate: GP Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A dying man frames himself for the kidnapping and murder of an industrialist so his wife and daughter can benefit from the reward money. However, his plan goes awry when he is cured!

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: George Kennedy, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: William Grefe
Stars: Sharon Saxon, Fred Pinero, Velia Martinez
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In a mysterious French castle dark meetings and apparitions happen, seasoned by nauseating erotic menages. The involvement frantically increases up to the amazing epilogue.

Director: Jean-Pierre Bastid
Stars: Daniel Gélin, Anouk Ferjac, Michel Subor
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Stelvio Massi
Stars: Maurizio Merli, Janet Agren, Ettore Manni
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Doc Duncan
...
Sheriff
Charles Bateman ...
Ben
Ahna Capri ...
Nicky
Charles Robinson ...
Priest
Alvy Moore ...
Helene Winston ...
Dame Alice
Joyce Easton ...
Mildred Meadows
...
Billie Joe
Jeff Williams ...
Stuart
...
Phyllis (as Judy McConnell)
Robert Ward ...
Mike
...
K.T.
Kevin McEveety ...
Child
Alyson Moore ...
Child
Edit

Storyline

A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Story Of Contemporary Family Witchcraft In California. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 August 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Come in Children  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

THX 1138 (1971) was shown as a double feature with this film. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a credit for "Nepotists". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Another 1970's Satan movie featuring "Wild Bunch" alumni
17 December 2007 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

For some reason in the 1970's it seemed to be a requirement for every former cast member of "The Wild Bunch" to appear in a low-budget satanic-themed horror movie. You had Ernest Borgnine in the ridiculous "Devil's Rain", Warren Oates in the underrated "Race with the Devil", and of course William Holden in the the overblown sequel "Damien: Omen II". The weirdest one though was probably this one which features both Strother Martin and L.Q. Jones (Jones, who would later write and direct the cult classic "A Boy and his Dog", also contributed to the screen play).

It starts out promisingly enough with an entire family somehow being compacted in their car, all except for the young son who wanders off and runs into a strange group of other children. For awhile it is unclear whether this movie is ripping off "Village of the Damned" or "Rosemary's Baby", as you have this group of orphaned and kidnapped children wandering around after their parents have been done by a bizarre murder spree, AND you have a coven of decrepit oldsters led by Strother "What we have here is failure to commun'cate" Martin. The main protagonists are a good-looking but bland couple and their young daughter who are only passing through town, but become involved in the weird goings after they discover the remains of the compacted family. Jones plays the good guy sheriff, and Martin has a second role as the seemingly kindly town doctor.

The satanic scenes are very weird with a lot of freaky shots of children's dolls, and people violently convulsing and dropping dead. The pretty blonde wife also has a "Rosemary's Baby" style hallucinatory dream that is like "Coffin Joe" on particularly bad acid. The end finally ties everything together sort of, but this remains one of those 70's movies that is a lot longer on style than on logic. Still I guess I'd recommend it if you go for these sort of films at all.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Were there scenes of... greenlee91
It didin't suck, however... :o( PACman66
Loved this movie jorget22
The Ending Vampyre8
Saw this movie as a kid eeree3
Geri Reischl Scheduled to Appear at Maryland Nostalgia Convention pickitwilly
Discuss The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?