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The Devil's Rain (1975)

PG | | Horror | July 1975 (USA)
A satanist cult leader is burnt alive by the local church. He vows to come back and hunt down and enslave every descendant of his congregation by the power of a book of blood contracts, in which they sold their souls to the devil.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest Borgnine ... Jonathan Corbis
Eddie Albert ... Dr. Sam Richards
Ida Lupino ... Mrs. Preston
William Shatner ... Mark Preston
Keenan Wynn ... Sheriff Owens
Tom Skerritt ... Tom Preston
Joan Prather ... Julie Preston
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... John (as Woodrow Chambliss)
John Travolta ... Danny
Claudio Brook ... Preacher
Lisa Todd ... Lilith
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Steve Preston
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Aaronessa Fyffe (as Erika Carlson)
Tony Cortez Tony Cortez ... First Captor
Anton LaVey Anton LaVey ... High Priest (as Anton Lavey)
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Storyline

A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims. However one of the children of an earlier victim vows to destroy them. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Djevelens regn See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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William Shatner had to leave the production for three days in order to attend a Star Trek convention in New York City. See more »

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When Julie Preston has her flashback of Jonathan Corbis during what appears to be the colonial era, Corbis makes the statement "Who amongst thee dares cast into an eternity of Limbo..?" In the context of the movie's theme, the religious references are routinely peculiar. Yet the settlers portrayed practiced a Puritan tradition, so the remark about Limbo would not reflect Puritan or most Protestant beliefs, as Limbo is primarily a Catholic concept. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Corbis: Think yee to destroy something stronger than life by ending life? As the cock will crow in the dawn, after my body burns, so too will the sun rise and cast my shadow over this town, again! and again! You fools!
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Technical Advisor: Anton Szandor Lavey, High Priest of the Church of Satan. See more »

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Terrible fun.
29 May 2004 | by chagerSee all my reviews

This is a terrible movie. Terribly fun, that is. The acting and writing are horrible, but it still manages to be unique and a little scary. The way the coven members die is hilarious and gross. I had never heard of this but caught it on AMC as I was heading to bed one night. Had the TiVo grab it and FF'd through it the next day. It's a fun flick, that's about the most I can say for it. Very 70's camp. The kid that stumbles upon "the book" near the end is John Travolta in his frist movie appearance. Too bad he's wearing a hood and has his eyes blacked out, someone might actually recognize him. The high point of this movie is Ernest Borgnine. What a national treasure the man is. He owns this role and plays both the leader of the Satanic cult and "the ram" - a manifestation of lucifer on Earth, and he plays them both to perfection. He looks absolutely insidious in this movie. The eyebrows alone are scary as hell.


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