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The Devil's Rain

USA 1975
produced by
James V. Cullen, Michael S. Glick, Sandy Howard (executvie) for Bryanston Distribution
directed by Robert Fuest
starring Ernest Borgnine, Tom Skerritt, Joan Prather, Eddie Albert, William Shatner, Ida Lupino, Woody Chambliss, Keenan Wynn, Claudio Brook, Erika Carlsson, George Sawaya, John Travolta, Tony Cortex, Lisa Todd, Anton LaVey, Diane LaVey, Robert Wallace
written by James Ashton, Gabe Essoe, Gerald Hopman, music by Al De Lory, technical advisor: Anton LaVey

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Steve Preston (George Sawaya) and his wife (Ida Lupino) are kidnapped by a group of Satanists led by Corbis (Ernest Borgnine), because he wants to get his hands on a Satanist book that's  in the Prestons' possession for over 300 years.

The son of the Prestons', Mark (William Shatner), follows their trail  to a ghost town in the middle of the desert, where the Satanists manage to capture him and try to torture the whereabouts of the book out of him - with no success.

Mark's sister Julie (Joan Prather), who lives away in the city, has a weird premonition, so she and her brother Tom (Tom Skerritt) go home to find their family gone. Soon enough they also find a trail leading to the ghost town, and soon enough, the Satanists have taken Julie prisoner as well.

Tom on the other hand waits for reinforcements in the form of Doctor Richards (Eddie Albert), a scientist of some sort or another, and the next morning the two take the Satanist book to the ghost town as a lure , and with the help of the book thy find the Devil's Rain, sort of the Satanists' Holy of Holies, and eventually, when the Satanists have captured Tom, Doc Richards threatens to smash the Devil's Rain - but none other than Mark, who has since been turned into a faceless Satanist himself, manages to take possession of the Devil's Rain before it can be smashed and wants to give it to Corbis, his new master ... when Doc Richards and Tom make him remember who he once was and what the Satanists have done to his family ... and in the end, Mark smashes the Devil's Rain himself, causing the Satanists (including himself) to melt, Corbis to show his true form (that of Lucifer), and the Satanic church to blow to Kingdom Come.

Only Tom, Julie and Doc Richards manage to escape ... but wait, has Corbis taken over Julie's body ...


The Hieronymus Bosch paintings shown in the credits at the beginning of the film promise a bizarre ride through the netherworlds of Satanism ... but unfortunately, the rest of the film is never quite able to live up to this promise, instead The Devil's Rain is a very conventional shocker with rather few shocks and quite a few loose ends and silly plot elements (e.g. why are all the Satanists made of wax ?) - and despite having Anton LaVey, the High Priest of the Church of Satan, as technical advisor, the film paints a rather tilly picture of Satanism as such ...


By the way, if you want to watch this movie because it was John Travolta's first theatrical feature - don't bother, his role is very small and insignificant and you'll probably not even notice him ...


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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