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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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Robert Fuest
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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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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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Trivia

Years later, in an interview with Vh1, John Travolta was reminded of this film. "Oh, that's a terrible movie!" he quipped, with a big laugh. "And there are so many big stars in it." See more »

Goofs

In English grammar, Thou, Thee, Thine etc are singular. When addressing more than one person You and Yours are used. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Corbis: [to Danny] You, my brethren, found the book. You may now bring down the vessel, so we may restore it to its holy place.
Dr. Sam Richards: That won't be necessary.
[the satanists and Corbis see Dr. Richards with the Devil's Rain]
Jonathan Corbis: Ah, Doctor, um...
Dr. Sam Richards: Richards.
Jonathan Corbis: Dr. Samuel Richards. Yes. I've been aware of your work through these many years, Doctor.
Dr. Sam Richards: Corbis, you want the Devil's Rain, I want Tom & Julie Preston. I do not underestimate your powers, nor do I overestimate them.
Jonathan Corbis: Thank you, Doctor. I'm grateful that you are ...
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Technical Advisor: Anton Szandor Lavey, High Priest of the Church of Satan. See more »

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Referenced in Life is All You Get (1997) See more »

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Two reasons to see this: William Shatner and John Travolta
18 February 2003 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

This is what I call a fun film. It's so bad, its good.

It's not supposed to be funny, but you cannot help but laugh. William Shatner kicks royal butt in this for his performance is the funniest...well, I'll be honest, he's running neck and neck with Ernest Borgnine. Early, early performance of John Travolta is to die for. This is a film that you rent, get a big bowl of buttered popcorn with lots of water/soda and just enjoy it for schlock's sake. You know this film was about nothing but a paycheck for everyone in it.

But I must give credit where credit is due. I love watching the 'melting' scene. Loads of fun. This is good entertainment from the "who green lighted this mess?" area of your brain. This was no "The Exorcist" but remember around this time, everyone wanted to do a "devil" film. This one is just funny and in a not supposed to be funny way!


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