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The Devil's Men (1976)

PG | | Horror | June 1977 (USA)
A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil!

Director:

Kostas Karagiannis (as Costas Carayiannis)

Writer:

Arthur Rowe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Father Roche
Peter Cushing ... Baron Corofax
Luan Peters ... Laurie
Kostas Karagiorgis ... Milo (as Costa Skouras)
Dimitris Bislanis Dimitris Bislanis ... Sgt. Vendris (as Fernando Bislani)
Anna Matzourani Anna Matzourani ... Widow - Mrs. Mikaelis (as Anna Mantzourani)
Christina Christina ... Grocer's Daughter
Nikos Verlekis ... Ian (as Nikos Verlel Verlekis)
Vanna Reville Vanna Reville ... Beth (as Gelsomina)
Robert Behling ... Tom (as Bob Behling)
Anestis Vlahos ... Shopkeeper - Karapades
George Veulis George Veulis ... Chauffeur - Max (as George Vevlis)
Jane Lyle ... Milo's Girlfriend
Meira Meira ... Maid
Jessica Dublin ... Mrs. Zagros (as Jessica)
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A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil!

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Half man . . . half beast . . . trapped in a world forgotten by time! See more »

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Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La secte des morts-vivants See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Completed November 1975 (copyright 1976). See more »

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The Devil's Men
Music by Karl Jenkins
Lyrics by Carol Ann Barratt (uncredited)
Sung by Paul Williams
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A Whole Lot of Bull
14 June 2006 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Better than you might expect horror outing about a small Greek village succumbing to the old, Pagan ways and keeping alive the cult of the Minotaur, in this case a statue of a bull that shoots out flames from its nostrils and apparently speaks independent of any moving mouth. Young, crazy "kids" have been disappearing after they go searching for the site of the Minotaur. Father Roche( a Catholic priest living inexplicably in a remote part of Greek Orthodox country)has his suspicions that evil forces are at work and warns a group of teen travelers to stay away from the site. They ignore him and disappear. Soon Roche calls for a friendly detective from New York, who along with the girlfriend of one of the missing guys, aids Roche in discovering the secrets of the village and the nature of the evil. What makes this highly implausible, totally absurd story work is the acting. Pleasance is a very underrated actor and is able to make the most of his Van Helsing type role - battling the forces of evil and having a sort of sixth sense about it. Veteran horror icon Peter Cushing plays the bad guy, here a Baron Corofax from Carpathia, with his usual charm, grace, and stoicism. Cushing and Pleasance give very good turns in their roles and raise this film above the mire. As for the rest of the cast - don't expect too much. They are for the most part all Greek as this is a Greek production and directed by Costas Karagiannis. There are; however, two beautiful blondes that wear the shortest shorts possible - Luann Peters and Vanna Reville. Both are very attractive, but cleavage(from both ends) aside - their acting is only adequate at best. Costas does do some things very nicely. He creates some tension in the village by creating a sense that everyone is against the threesome. The scenes in the cave with Cushing presiding over sacrifices are pretty eerie until the bull shows up. By no means is this a great film, but Cushing and Pleasance show once again that good, solid acting can overcome most obstacles.


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