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To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

R | | Horror | July 1976 (USA)
An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.

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George de Grass
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An excommunicated priest sets up a satanic cult that only looks Catholic on the outside. He convinces a man to sign over his daughter's soul so that she will become the devil's representative on earth on her eighteenth birthday, but as that day nears, the man seeks the help of an American occult novelist to save his daughter, both physically and spiritually. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Child of Satan  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The film was released in the UK just 40 days after Nastassja Kinski's fifteenth birthday, making it a virtual certainty she was only fourteen when her scenes were shot. In a 1997 interview, Kinski admitted feeling 'torn apart' by the pressure to appear nude and regretted there was no one present to protect her. See more »

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When David burns alive, the stunt performer's head and hands are clearly covered with a greenish protection headpiece and gloves. See more »

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Father Michael Rayner: Whatever she does now must be out of her own free will.
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Referenced in The Perfect Scary Movie (2005) See more »

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Underrated
27 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Underrated thriller that despite being slow and meandering still manages a few nice shocks and is never less than interesting. This attempted to match The Exorcist for near-the-knuckle images and themes, and although it lacks that film's lasting power to haunt it does have a strong line in perversity that may surprise the most jaded unshockable viewer. Christopher Lee is great as the smiling, gentlemanly paganist - Natassja Kinski looks great and goes through the film like a day-dreaming naive child, which is exactly what she is supposed to be. Admittedly the creature at the end could easily have climbed out of a cornflakes packet as the depths of hell, but it doesn't ruin the film. Channel 4 recently showed a wide-screen version. It was well worth taping.


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