For 200 years the secret of Devil's End village has lain dormant, as the burial mound, the so-called Devil's Hump, has remained sealed. Until now, at midnight on April 30th on the greatest occult festival of the year, as Professor Horner prepares to break it open. But just what evil treasures lie buried there? Will the local white witch's warnings of doom and destruction be fulfilled? Who or what is the mighty Azal? But even more disturbing for the Doctor and Jo, just how is the Reverend Magister, alias the infamous Master, involved in the mystery?
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was keen to write for the show and decided that a story dealing in black magic would be interesting as well as frightening. Terrance Dicks
had reservations however, stating that people may view it as Satanist, and so it was reworked as strictly scientific with occultist themes. See more
Capt. Mike Yates
I see. So all we've got to deal with is something which is either too small to see or thirty feet tall, can incinerate you or freeze you to death, turn stone images into homicidal monsters and looks like the devil.
Referenced in Hammer Horror