The Devil's Bride


Action / Horror

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Christopher Lee as Duc de Richleau
Charles Gray Photo
Charles Gray as Mocata
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Rosalyn Landor as Peggy Eaton
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811.97 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
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1.46 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
P/S 2 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Sleepin_Dragon8 / 10

A Life for a Life, a Soul for a Soul.

A classic, vintage horror, another classic from Hammer Horror.

Expect the usual Hammer attributes, terror, shock, scares, and a lot of mesmerism. It doesn't stint on the terror factor here, even now it packs a punch, with some sinister concepts.

It looks incredible, it's so well shot, with gorgeous sets and costumes, it is very well produced.

Of course Christopher Lee is the headline, and as always he doesn't disappoint, but he is well supported, Charles Gray is terrific, it's all about the eyes, great also to see Paul Eddington.

It's one of those films that time has been very kind to, it simply doesn't date.

Excellent, 8/10.

Reviewed by MartinHafer4 / 10

While this might be Christopher Lee's favorite Hammer film, it certainly is not mine.

I noticed that "The Devil Rides Out" has some very, very positive reviews. I also noticed that IMDb says that this is Christopher Lee's favorite Hammer film. Well, all that withstanding, I thought the film was amazingly silly.

The film begins with Duke Richleau (Lee) contacting his friend, Rex. It seems that a mutual friend has been behaving strangely and he wants them to investigate. When they find their friend, at first things seem fine--until Richleau finds evidence that the man is involved in some sort of Satanic cult (led by Charles Gray). The rest of the film consists of Richleau and the rest fighting the forces of darkness for the souls of two cult members--much of which is rather creepy and moody, but also much of which seemed like a lot of silly mumbo-jumbo. Particularly, Richleau seems to have magical insight into exactly what to do and when--including magical works he can invoke to drive off the demons. It all supposed to be scary, and at times, it is. But it also is pretty silly and made me laugh--not a good thing for a horror film. The ending, in particular, was a hoot! So is it worth seeing? Perhaps. Not a terrible film but one so full of Swiss Cheese-like holes and silliness that it's best for the undemanding.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird9 / 10

Devillishly good

How on earth did it take me so long to see 'The Devil Rides Out' and to even hear of it? This is the sort of film that should have been seen by me years ago, being somebody who likes many of the Hammer Horror films and who has always loved Christopher Lee. It also had on board other much admired people and Hammer Horror regulars, namely Terence Fisher as director and James Bernard as composer. It was my dad who recommended it to me when we happened to be channel surfing and 'The Devil Rides Out' happened to be on.

After seeing 'The Devil Rides Out', my mind is still blown about how it took me so long to see it or even know of it. It is an absolute gem and is to me one of Hammer Horror's best, it is hardly surprising that it was Lee's (in a departure role at the time, having specialised as villains) favourite of theirs. It is still a very clever and genuinely unsettling film that has held up incredibly and surprisingly well, considering that there were films at the time from the genre and with a similar tone that come over as fairly cheesy now. To me there is nothing cheesy about 'The Devil Rides Out'. Also read the book since and this is a rare case of the film being better than the source material, leaner and creepier.

Sure, the special effects are not always great and a little wobbly such as the spider. Have though on reflection seen far worse-looking spiders in film and television, the notoriously awful one from the 'IT' mini-series anyone?

Otherwise there is very little to fault. Other than (some of) the effects 'The Devil Rides Out' is a good looking film, especially the eerie lighting in namely the Angel of Death, an effect that actually still looks scary, and and Ghost of Mendes sequences and the photography which is both sumptuous and menacing-looking. Bernard's score has a real ominous vibe throughout without being too intrusive or too loud, as does the sound quality. Especially the Angel of Death scene, audibly that was quite hair-raising stuff. Fisher directs intelligently and with a good feel for unnerving atmosphere.

Richard Matheson's script is pacey and always thought-provoking, with no signs of awkwardness or fat. The story never felt dull, even when it was not as horror-centric and had more talk, and the atmosphere at its best is shiver-inducing. The genuinely creepy Ghost of Mendes and Angel of Death scenes stand out (the latter is unforgettable),as does the very clever and unnerving climax that kept me in suspense.

Even when not playing a villain, Lee is still a very powerful presence and cuts a quite elegant figure. The other standout is Charles Gray, who was never this frightening before or since. The rest of the cast are all fine, but not quite in the same league as Lee and Gray.

In conclusion, devillishly good. No make that great. 9/10

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