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Cross of the Devil (1975)
"La cruz del diablo" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  29 March 1975 (Spain)
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A British novelist travels to Spain to visit his sister. However, when he arrives he discovers that she has been murdered by a gang of devil-worshiping bandits called the Devil's Cross.

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A British novelist travels to Spain to visit his sister. However, when he arrives he discovers that she has been murdered by a gang of devil-worshiping bandits called the Devil's Cross.

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This was the last film of prolific director John Gilling. He hadn't planned to make it, but he was on vacation in Spain when he was asked by his friend, actor/director Paul Naschy, to direct it for him. See more »

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Average horror film
6 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This story is based on some writings by famous poet Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, as ¨Mount of Animas¨, ¨Miserere¨ and ¨Devil's cross¨. This is a Spanish film but the director is John Gilling, a master of Hammer production. Gilling was on holidays in Spain and Paul Naschy or Jacinto Molina asked him to make the movie. The film is starred by all the best Spanish cinema actors: Carmen Sevilla,Adolfo Marsillach, Eduardo Fajardo and Fernando Sancho, both of whom made many spaghetti Western .

The plot is a mess of ghosts and skull crusaders, a rip-off of the zombies of Amando De Ossorio who, by that time realized many creepy films about the blind Templar Zombies, today deemed semi-classics. However, the movie is dreary and dull. Gilling's direction is boring , it's too far from Hammer film but for a Spanish film is OK. Many years later would come Alejandro Amenabar and his successful horror pictures.


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