5.0/10
2,821
86 user 68 critic

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 to hunt down and enslave every descendant of his congregation, by the power of the book of blood contracts, in which they sold their souls to the devil.

Director:

Robert Fuest
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Devil worshipers plan to convert two new victims.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

Director: Bernard McEveety
Stars: Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Charles Bateman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A lonely socialite and a young drifter enter into a May-December romance.

Director: Jane Wagner
Stars: Lily Tomlin, John Travolta, Andra Akers
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them.

Director: Emilio Miraglia
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio
Venom (1981)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Terrorists in the process of kidnapping a child get trapped in a house with an extremely deadly snake.

Director: Piers Haggard
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Peter Sykes
Stars: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In 1500s England, a cruel witch-hunting magistrate, who often tortures innocent villagers for his entertainment, runs afoul of a witch who conjures a banshee to kill the magistrate and his family.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Wilbur Whateley travels to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon. But, little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

Director: Daniel Haller
Stars: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley
The Incubus (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A small town's doctor takes matters into his own hands after a series of gruesome and bizarre rape crimes perplex the clueless authorities.

Director: John Hough
Stars: John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane
Edit

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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Absolutely the most incredible ending of any motion picture See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Djevelens regn See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reportedly, it was during the filming of this movie that John Travolta recieved a copy of Dianetics from an actress in Durango, Mexico in January 1975. This is what eventually led Travolta into the Church of Scientology. See more »

Goofs

As Julie drives away from Tom before he goes back to town, you can see shadows from off-screen crew visible. 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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Technical Advisor: Anton Szandor Lavey, High Priest of the Church of Satan. See more »

Connections

Featured in Famous: John Travolta (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Satanic Ernest

Robert Fuerst's "The Devil's Rain" of 1975 is a rather cheesy, but at times also quite creepy little horror flick whose terrible reputation is certainly not completely justified. Sure, the movie has a lot of extremely cheesy moments, and it is certainly disappointing for a director like Fuerst, who had previously directed the cult masterpiece "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" of 1971 starring the great Vincent Price. The movie's wide reputation as an awful film is unfair, however, since "The Devil's Rain" delivers in many aspects. The great Ernest Borgnine alone is a reason to like this film, and the many creepy moments make it entertaining enough and certainly worth watching.

Jonathan Corbis (Ernest Borgnine), a man of terrible demonic powers, is the leader of a Satanic Cult set in the desert of the American West. The Satanists, whose leader Corbis has the power of possessing people with his evil spirit, have for some reason targeted the Preston brothers, Mark (William Shatner) and Tom (Tom Skerritt), and their family...

The plot is admittedly thin and some parts of the movie become quite boring, although it is only 86 minutes long. It is also incredibly cheesy in many parts. In a flashback to the 17th century, for example, settlers address each other with "thou" and "thee", but talk in American English at the same time, when their language should clearly be British and more old-fashioned. As mentioned above, however, the movie also has some very creepy little moments. The movie already begins with a very eerie sequence, when the opening credits come along with hellish details from the sinister work of Hieronymus Bosch. This, and a bunch of further creepy sequences, as well as some undeniable originality make "The Devil's Rain" worth watching.

This movie has often been mocked for the acting. William Shatner is a great actor, but he obviously didn't take his role here too seriously. Not that his performance was bad, but he seems to take the movie as a joke, which, of course, doesn't make him very convincing. On the other hand, Ernest Borgnine fits greatly in his role of the Satanic Johanathan Corbis, and although this is certainly not one of Borgnine's highlights, his performance makes the movie twice as interesting. Eddie Albert is also very good in his role, and John Travolta plays a bit part, one of his first roles.

All things considered, "Te Devil's Rain" may bee a cheesy, cheaply made movie, but it is certainly not as terrible as some folks say, as it delivers a certain amount of creepiness and some memorable moments. Lovers of low-budget horror should have a good time watching it. I had.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 86 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed