The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Directors: Terence Fisher
Starring: Christopher Lee

Genre: Horror

"Revered as one of the best horror films produced by Hammer, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT is a chilling battle between good and evil set in the 1930s. Christopher Lee, perhaps best known for his role as Dracula, gets to show his good side as the heroic and cavalier Duc de Richleau, who maintains the air of a gentleman throughout his tireless battle with a Satanic coven, led by the wonderfully villainous Mocata (Charles Gray). An entertaining and extremely chilling adaptation of Dennis Wheatly's classic horror novel." - from VideoUniverse

My oppinion:
I had heard some good things about this one before seeing it, and I got what I hoped for. Christopher Lee plays the good guy for a change, and he does so very convincingly. Charles Gray also has to be mentioned as he does a really chilling and unforgettable performance as the satanic cult leader, Mocata. The acting is pretty good all around. The story works very well and there are some moments of true terror, especially when Lee and company is in the protecting circle. The atmosphere is chilling all the way! The low budget made some of the effects look a bit cheap, but some were also convincing, but it isn't the effects that make this movie a great one, it's everything else!
Bottom line is, this movie just worked for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it, definantly one of Hammer's best!
Highly recommended!

My rating:

Want more info on this movie?: IMDB

Buy "The Devil Rides Out" at: Amazon.com or Video Universe

or "Hammer Collection. The: The Devil Rides Out / Rasputin, The Mad Monk " at: DVDPacific