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“I shall not be back… but something will.” These are portentous words indeed uttered by the antagonist in this episode’s featured film. Join this episode’s Grue Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they take a deep dive into Hammer-land and discuss The Devil Rides Out (1968).
Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 74 – The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Devil worshipers plan to convert two new victims.IMDb
- Director: Terence Fisher
- Writer: Richard Matheson (screenplay), Dennis Wheatley (1934 novel)
- Music: James Bernard
- Special makeup artist: Roy Ashton (uncredited) – on Baphomet in Black Mass
- Christopher Lee – Nicholas, Duc de Richleau
- Charles Gray – Mocata
- Niké Arrighi – Tanith Carlisle
- Leon Greene – Rex Van Ryn (dubbed by Patrick Allen)
- Patrick Mower – Simon Aron
- Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies – Countess d’Urfe
- Sarah Lawson – Marie Eaton
- Paul Eddington – Richard Eaton
- Rosalyn Landor – Peggy Eaton
How can you go wrong with The Devil Rides Out? With Terence Fisher, Richard Matheson, Dennis Wheatley, Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Sarah Lawson, and David Eddington all involved in creating a film for Hammer, it was bound to be memorable.
Whitney is taken with Christopher Lee’s turn as a protagonist while Chad has always been appreciative of director Terence Fisher’s work. You can always count on Richard Matheson to deliver a quality screenplay according to Joseph and The Devil Rides Out is no exception. Jeff, on the other hand, takes a deep, deep dive into the details surrounding this film and drones on way, way, way too much. The other members of the Classic Era Grue-Crew may want to get a mute button.
The Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue-Crew gives this film the highest recommendation and they all plan to watch The Devil Rides Out again and again. At this writing, the film is available as a Scream Factory Blu ray with a multitude of added features.
Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with the 1970s and 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be The Comedy of Terrors (1963), directed by Jacques Tourneur, written by Richard Matheson, and starring Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Joyce Jameson, and Basil Rathbone.
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