The Devil Rides Out
The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Dennis Wheatley's black magic novel becomes a Hammer horror movie, with Christopher Lee for once in the role of the good guy playing the Duc De Richleau, an authority on the occult who must battle a group of Satanists for the soul of… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Fisher's direction makes one of the Satanic orgies a production highspot, aided by some frenzied choreography by David Toguri and apt mood music.

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Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Satanic movies are a pretty silly lot, a handful of exceptions notwithstanding. The Devil Rides Out agrees wholeheartedly with that estimation... and then swiftly proves that "silly" and "scary" aren't necessarily mutually exclusive terms.

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Steve Biodrowski

[This] is one of the last fine examples of the classic Hammer Horror style.

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Time Out

Over the years, this film's reputation has grown enormously, and its cult status must be as high as any horror movie.

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Jeremy Heilman

With Fisher, arguably the auteur of Hammer Studios, behind the camera, and one of its top stars in front of it, the film works on all levels and truly earns its reputation as a classic of British horror.

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TV Guide

It all sounds silly, but it is directed with a style and flair that create a creepy mood.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

Superstitious moviegoers could do a lot worse.

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Fernando F. Croce

Witty conceptions jolt Terence Fisher's somber surface

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

A curiously self-serious film, almost a message picture about black magic, albeit with great puffs of smoke, a giant spider, and a man in a goat costume

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Saskia D.
It's pace and length were perfect for the weak and boring characters, if the movie was any longer, it probably would have had a lower rating. I just need… More
Kylie B
Thrilling film. The effects are pretty rubbish by today's standards, but the overall atmosphere of the film really makes up for it. Charles Grey gives an… More
El Hombre Invisible
The Devil Rides Out is a great film that has been overshadowed by Hammer's more famous films. With some special effects that might seem laughable today,… More
Stella Dallas
a really spooky occult thriller with christopher lee trying to save his friends from a coven of witches. charles gray is fantastically evil and may look… More
Wahida K
A great Horror Classic.
Stephen M
One of the best films Hammer made, this sees the studio casting about for new horror subjects and coming up with an adaptation of Dennis Wheatley's… More