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Plot: A Satanist cult leader is burnt alive by the local church. He vows to come back to hunt down and enslave every descendant of his congregation, by the power of the book of blood contracts, in which they sold their souls to the devil.
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Robert Fuerst’s “The Devil’s Rain” of 1975 is a rather cheesy, but at times also quite creepy little horror flick whose terrible reputation is certainly not completely justified. Sure, the movie has a lot of extremely cheesy moments, and it is certainly disappointing for a director like Fuerst, who had previously directed the cult masterpiece “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” of 1971 starring the great Vincent Price. The movie’s wide reputation as an awful film is unfair, however, since “The Devil’s Rain” delivers in many aspects. The great Ernest Borgnine alone is a reason to like this film, and the many creepy moments make it entertaining enough and certainly worth watching.
Jonathan Corbis (Ernest Borgnine), a man of terrible demonic powers, is the leader of a Satanic Cult set in the desert of the American West. The Satanists, whose leader Corbis has the power of possessing people with his evil spirit, have for some reason targeted the Preston brothers, Mark (William Shatner) and Tom (Tom Skerritt), and their family…
The plot is admittedly thin and some parts of the movie become quite boring, although it is only 86 minutes long. It is also incredibly cheesy in many parts. In a flashback to the 17th century, for example, settlers address each other with “thou” and “thee”, but talk in American English at the same time, when their language should clearly be British and more old-fashioned. As mentioned above, however, the movie also has some very creepy little moments. The movie already begins with a very eerie sequence, when the opening credits come along with hellish details from the sinister work of Hieronymus Bosch. This, and a bunch of further creepy sequences, as well as some undeniable originality make “The Devil’s Rain” worth watching.
This movie has often been mocked for the acting. William Shatner is a great actor, but he obviously didn’t take his role here too seriously. Not that his performance was bad, but he seems to take the movie as a joke, which, of course, doesn’t make him very convincing. On the other hand, Ernest Borgnine fits greatly in his role of the Satanic Johanathan Corbis, and although this is certainly not one of Borgnine’s highlights, his performance makes the movie twice as interesting. Eddie Albert is also very good in his role, and John Travolta plays a bit part, one of his first roles.
All things considered, “Te Devil’s Rain” may bee a cheesy, cheaply made movie, but it is certainly not as terrible as some folks say, as it delivers a certain amount of creepiness and some memorable moments. Lovers of low-budget horror should have a good time watching it. I had.
The longest ending ever? Yeah. Maybe the awesomest too.
The Devil’s Rain! is a movie that could only have been made in 1975, uniting old Hollywood royalty, television stars, the visionary director of The Abominable Dr. Phibes and the Church of Satan in the Mexican desert.
It is not a perfect movie. You can’t even say that it has plot holes, as that would require something of a coherent plot — a fact director Robert Fuest was all too aware of. On the sparkling commentary track which accompanies the new blu-ray release from Severin (picked up from the Dark Sky DVD release), he speaks about discussions with the writers (Gabe Essoe, James Ashton and Gerald Hopman, whose only credit is co-producing Evilspeak, so one assumes that he is Satan) where they assured him that the script made perfect sense. While Fuest claims that he did what he could to clear up his issues with the film, what emerged was a movie that effectively decimated his promising directorial career.
But you know what? I embrace plot holes the way some critics hold dearly onto their Criterion collection films and back issues of Premiere. There’s no way I can be objective about The Devil’s Rain! The only box it doesn’t check for me is a disclaimer stating that it’s based on a true story.
The film begins with close-ups of Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, along with the wails of the damned as they gnash their teeth in Hell. Then, we’re dropped into the lives of the Preston family, who have suffered under a curse for hundreds of years.
Turns out that at some point in the 18th century, the family screwed over Jonathan Corbis (Ernest Borgnine, Escape from New York), a Satanist who was eventually burned at the stake. He had a book containing the souls of all he had damned, which was stolen by Martin Fyfe (William Shatner, who I don’t need to tell you anything else about). Before he dies, Corbis vows revenge on the Fyfe family, which changes its name to Preston. He’s been stealing them one by one, selling their souls to Satan and trapping them in the devil’s rain. They then become living wax figures with melting eyes and black robes.
That’s how we meet Steve Preston, the leader of the family, who has escaped Corbis to warn his wife (Ida Lupino, an actress (and director) known for noir classics like The Bigamist and On Dangerous Ground. She often referred to herself as the poor man’s Bette Davis, as she was often offered the parts that Davis had turned down. She refused those parts so many times that Warner Brothers suspended her, so she used that time to learn the craft of directing on set. As roles for her slowed, she became the second female director admitted to the Director’s Guild, following Dorothy Arzner, the sole woman director of Hollywood’s “Golden Age.”) and son, Mark (also Shatner). As the old man tells them to give the book of souls back, he melts in the rain.
So what does Mark do? Well, he takes the book directly to Corbis, challenging him to a battle of faith in the desert. That battle quickly turns into Mark trying to escape, but Corbis’ disciples are too much for him. He shows a cross to the priest, who transforms it into a snake before using a ritual to erase Mark’s memory in preparation for a major ceremony.
Oh the 1970’s — when your main character gets wiped out minutes into a movie because he has to leave town for a three day Star Trek convention in New York. That really happened and I have no idea if that was the reason why Shatner goes from hero to geek in such record time.
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Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Director Robert Fuest
Writer Gabe Essoe, James Ashton, Gerald Hopman
Actors Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino
Country Mexico, United States
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 2,358 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Todd-AO 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm