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Demons of the Mind (1972)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  May 1974 (USA)
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A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.

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Zorn
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Emil
Gillian Hills ...
Yvonne Mitchell ...
Hilda
Paul Jones ...
Carl Richter
Patrick Magee ...
Falkenberg
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Klaus (as Kenneth Warren)
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Priest
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Fischinger
Virginia Wetherell ...
Inge
Deirdre Costello ...
Magda
Barry Stanton ...
Ernst
Sidonie Bond ...
Zorn's Wife
Thomas Heathcote ...
Coachman
John Atkinson ...
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Baron Zorn keeps his teenaged children locked up and drugged, fearing that his insane wife passed along a congenital curse to them before her own suicidal death. Elizabeth escapes for a brief tryst with a local before being recaptured and subjected to a bleeding process to 'draw out the bad blood.' Emil keeps trying to escape, but is thwarted time and again by his aunt Hilda who runs the house like a prison. One reason the siblings have to be kept apart, is their incestuous attraction to each other. Local wenches are being murdered in the woods, and the superstitious peasants think demons are responsible. A wandering Priest dedicates himself to root out the evil, but isn't taken seriously. Arriving at the castle are two more interested parties: Mountebank scientist-huckster Falkenberg stands to make a small fortune if his strange apparatus can cure the children of their inherited evil. Young Carl simply wants to rescue Elizabeth. As more murders mount, Falkenberg enlists village lass ... Written by Leo

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They came to torture an agonised mind

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Dirk Bogarde was shortlisted for Zorn. See more »

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Priest: I have been led here, I have work to do. But what?
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Far from Hammer's finest, but still good
5 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Deathly afraid that his daughter and son have gotten a touch of the crazy from their mother, a local Baron locks them up (seperatly of course, since they have a thing for each other, or more precisely the brother has a thing for the receptive sister *wink*) and keeps them drugged up. After the daughter escapes, she's subjected to having the 'bad' blood dispelled. Meanwhile, a string of murders of town women are occurring. Are these connected? You'll have to find that out for yourself. More anti-science then anti-religious. Snd while this isn't Hammer's finest hour, it's still engrossing (Over-acting and all) However, I thought that Shane Briant who plays Emil, the son was much better in the same year's "Straight on Till Morning"

DVD Extras: Commentary with Peter Sykes, Christopher Wicking, Virginia Wetherell and Journalist Jonathan Sothcott; Theatrical Trailer

Eye Candy: Fleeting glimpses of Gillian Hill's 'hills', and Virginia Wetherell full frontal.

My Grade: C+


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