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The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

GP | | Horror | 6 August 1971 (USA)
A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

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Doc Duncan
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Sheriff
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Ben
Ahna Capri ...
Nicky
Charles Robinson ...
Priest
Alvy Moore ...
Tobey
Helene Winston ...
Dame Alice
Joyce Easton ...
Mildred Meadows
Debi Storm ...
Billie Joe
Jeff Williams ...
Stuart
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Phyllis (as Judy McConnell)
Robert Ward ...
Mike
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K.T.
Kevin McEveety ...
Child
Alyson Moore ...
Child
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A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

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When the film was originally released, theatergoers were given a packet of "Satan's Soul" seeds when they purchased their tickets. Each paper envelope (illustrated with the movie's logo) contained two seeds, which were, according to the instructions, supposed to provide protection "from the Black Magic of The Brotherhood of Satan". It is not known for certain if anything (hellish or otherwise) ever sprouted from the seeds. See more »

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

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Written by Jaime Mendoza-Nava
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O Satan, where art thou?
11 April 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

One of the best lesser known occult oriented horror movies of the seventies. It's gritty, exciting, scary, surrealistic here and there and at moments even very smart, which can't be said about many of the movies this kind. I can't help seeing some stinging symbolic and metaphoric points at the seventies society and generation stuff of the time this movie was done. The scriptwriter has obviously been cooking while delivering also some good old "from the crypt" kind of scenes. With a job well done from a creative director the result is entertaining and thought provoking. The simple, yet effective ending specially shows how these things are treated right by those who can.

The excellent cast were mostly unknown to me, except L. Q. Jones as the moody but funny sheriff and Strother Martin as the town doctor. Martin, not surprisingly, always ends up stealing the movie. With that voice and skill he is one of the greatest loonies in movies, for me anyway. What an actor!

So, it is a little bit of mystery to me why this movie has not gathered far greater recognition. I think it would deserve almost equal place in the occult horror canon alongside Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist. One helluva movie!


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