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Devil Story (1986)

Il était une fois le diable (original title)
A zombie wearing a Nazi SS uniform terrorizes the French countryside.

Director:

Bernard Launois

Writer:

Bernard Launois
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Véronique Renaud Véronique Renaud
Marcel Portier Marcel Portier
Catherine Day Catherine Day
Nicole Desailly Nicole Desailly
Christian Paumelle Christian Paumelle
Pascal Simon Pascal Simon ... The monster
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A zombie wearing a Nazi SS uniform terrorizes the French countryside.

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Horror

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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Toccata in D Minor
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Courtesy of Erato
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What?? Oh...... I get it. ....No I don't get it actually.
21 November 2011 | by GreenzombidogSee all my reviews

After watching this I wondered if the director had actually ever seen a film before. Because this seems to ignore any and all of the conventions of film making we've come to expect. Plot, character development, subtext, all are dashed against the rocks of chaos here.

The movie starts with a mutant dressed in Nazi attire madly tearing his way out of a tent. We then have a prolonged shot of the victim of the mutant bleeding on the ground. Then as the mutant storms of into the woods to kill some one else his foot gets caught on the tent rope and he scuffles with it. Was that intentional? I don't know but they left it in. That question "Was that intentional?" is something I found myself asking a lot throughout the entire movie.

This is one of those film that has to be seen to be believed. There's a demonic cat that lives in the mountains. There's an old witch that controls the Nazi mutant. There's an old man with a shotgun that seems to have an endless supply of bullets. There's an Egyptian mummy that comes out of an old galleon which is magically drawn from the inside of a mountain by a devil horse.

I Liked it. Despite hearing myself sighing throughout I would definitely watch it again.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 November 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil's Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, France

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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