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Race with the Devil (1975)

 -  Action | Horror | Thriller  -  June 1975 (USA)
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Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

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Sheriff Taylor
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Delbert
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Ethel Henderson
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Ricci Ware
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James N. Harrell ...
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Arkey Blue
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Wes Bishop ...
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Frank and Roger and their wives take off for Colorado in a recreational vehicle, looking forward to some skiing and dirt biking. While camping en route, they witness a Satanic ritual sacrifice, but the local sheriff finds no evidence to support their claims and urges them to continue on their vacation. On the way, however, they find themselves repeatedly attacked by cult members, and they take measures to defend themselves. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Witness an unspeakable act! See more »


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Vier im rasenden Sarg  »

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SEK 973,425 (Sweden)
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Deputy Dave is played by Wes Bishop, one of the writers of the movie. See more »

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When Frank is showing Roger the recreational vehicle bathroom, his shirt is buttoned and when he turns around his shirt is unbuttoned and he is buttoning it. See more »

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Gas Station Attendant: What the hell happened to your van here? Your back window is all busted up!
Frank Stewart: I don't drive too well when I'm asleep.
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Rosemary's Baby meets The Hitcher!
2 September 2005 | by (The IMDb Horror Board!) – See all my reviews

Ah, it's always great to discover a forgotten gem like this for the first time. Staring Peter Fonda and Warren Oates, the story involves them and their wives going on a cross-country vacation in their new RV. They decide to spend their first night parked in a secluded section of woods and just before going to bed, they witness a brutal, satanic ritual off in the distance. When they are spotted, the chase of their lives begins. Simply put, Race with the Devil was an entertaining flick. The ritual was suitable creepy (I loved the shot of the fire being started, as well as the flaming tree later on) and the chase scenes were tense, exciting, and action-packed (great stunt work). The "can't-trust-anyone" theme really helped to develop the foreboding atmosphere, all leading up to a chilling finale. I recommend checking the movie out before the remake hits screens in 2008…you won't regret it! By the way, Race with the Devil was clearly an influence on From Dusk Till Dawn.


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