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The Devil’s Rain (1975) — Episode 11 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Who calls me from out of the Pit?” The tag line exclaims one Ernest Borgnine’s best lines as Jonathan Corbis in  The Devil’s Rain  (1975) where he transforms into a goat faced pagan demon. Director Robert Fuest’s campy horror flick not only has William Shatner, Tom Skerritt, Keenan Wynn, Ida Lupino and Eddie Albert in its all star cast, the film also presents the first screen appearance of John Travolta.  The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 11 — The Devil’s Rain  (1975)

For The Devil’s Rain, Doc Rotten and The Black Saint step back into 1975 to recap, review and remember a campy devil classic where the entire cast melts during the finale. The ending contains spectacular special effects, the movie contains the iconic Corbis make up on Ernest Borgnine and stands in a long line of 70’s films with a terrific, powerful downer ending. The Black Saint spotlights the fun encounter between Shatner and Borgnine near the middle of the film while Doc points out how the film is basically broken into two films, Shatner’s story followed by Skerritt’s tale.

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Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.