Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense: Season 1, Episode 1

Mark of the Devil (5 Sep. 1984)

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Frank Rowlett is a down on his luck loser who can't win at anything. When he can't come up with money for a poker game, he sneaks into the back of a tattoo parlor, kills the owner and takes... See full summary »

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Frank Rowlett
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Sara Helston
George Sewell ...
Det. Inspector Grant
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Matt Helsten
Tom Adams ...
Westcott
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Hai Lee
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Det. Sergeant Kirby
James Ellis ...
Father Dowd
Reginald Marsh ...
Dr. Melford
Michael Cronin ...
Pymar
Nicholas Field ...
Billy Zarn
Alibe Parsons ...
Momma Rose
Robert Oates ...
Hara
Maggie Rennie ...
Ma Perkins
Hugh Morton ...
Butler, George
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Frank Rowlett is a down on his luck loser who can't win at anything. When he can't come up with money for a poker game, he sneaks into the back of a tattoo parlor, kills the owner and takes his money. Frank wins very big that night, but a small little dot appears on his chest. Day by day, it gets bigger and bigger and forms into a tattoo. The tattoo then starts to spread all over his body and he has to go into seclusion. Can Frank get the help he needs before time runs out? Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Just like I remembered it
10 October 2003 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

First viewing: November 1984 / Second viewing: October 2003

"Mark Of The Devil" is a rather average "Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense" installment which sees Dirk Benedict play the part of loser-gotten-lucky who has snared a rich bride. The routine killing of a cruel tattooist is the architect of his downfall. The plot beggars belief as the tattoo grows and grows, marking Dirk increasingly agitated.

It all comes together in the end though - rewarding us with a suitably chastening climax. Just like I remembered it. 6/10


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