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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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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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Jack Starrett replaced original director Lee Frost when Fox head Alan Ladd Jr. was unsatisfied with the dailies. Most of his footage was re-shot. See more »

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Despite the fact that they are vacationing in January, and everyone has heavy coats on at the beginning of the movie, when the couples arrive at the RV park, everyone is swimming in the pool. See more »

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Roger Marsh: Hey everybody! Lighten up! It's all over!
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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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Tense and effective thriller
26 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Not a classic movie perhaps, but a good little thriller with some very tense moments (like the fight with the snakes - I wonder how they did that) and a few spectacular car chases (the stuntwork is excellent). Director Jack Starrett does an effective job of creating a feeling of (justified) paranoia and conspiracy: what the heroes presume is a weird orgy turns out to be ritualistic murder, and what's worse for them, the initially small group of devil worshippers appears to be supported by entire towns! Peter Fonda and Warren Oates create two believable, down-to-earth characters that you can easily root for; on the other hand, the women are reduced to useless screamers during the moments of danger, in what I seriously consider the biggest annoyance of this film. (***)


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