“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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